Interesting Facts About Isaac Newton

This is a list of the 15 very interesting facts about the famous Sir Isaac Newton. I hope you enjoy the list!

15. He was born January 4, 1643, in Woolsthorpe, England, United Kingdom.

14. Isaac Newton was an English physicist and mathematician most famous for his work on gravity.

13. Was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian, who has been “considered by many to be the greatest and most influential scientist who ever lived.”

12. Newton described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion, which dominated the scientific view of the physical universe for the next three hundred years..

11. Newton’s discoveries about light and movement of planets were used to make the first flights to the moon possible.

10. Newton almost became a farmer, thankfully, his uncle successfully persuaded his mother to let him attend Trinity College in Cambridge instead.

9. Isaac Newton become known in the scientific community through his refractive telescope – a big improvement on existing telescopes.

8. The apple story said that Newton was inspired when he saw a falling apple while walking around his family’s garden at Woolsthorpe Manor, to formulate his theory of universal gravitation.

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7. He was knighted on April 16, 1705 by Queen Anne in Cambridge, earning him the title ‘Sir’. He was honored knighthood for his dedicated service for the Mint and for his political activities.

6. Throughout his life Newton continued research into a wide range of subjects including mathematics, optics, astronomy and alchemy.

5. Newton believed God was invisible but influenced every part of people’s lives.

4. Isaac was named after his father who died three months before Isaac was born.Isaac’s father could hardly write his name.

3. One of the key mathematical achievements of Newton was the development of infinitesimal calculus.

2. The famous three laws of motion (stated in modernised form): Newton’s First Law (also known as the Law of Inertia) states that an object at rest tends to stay at rest and that an object in uniform motion tends to stay in uniform motion unless acted upon by a net external force.

1. He died March 31, 1727, in London, England, United Kingdom.

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