Isaac Newton

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton Full Name: Isaac Newton
Nationality: English

Profession: Physicist & Mathematician
Why Famous: One of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution. Famed for the laws of motion.

Born: December 25, 1642
Star Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, England

Died: March 31, 1727 (aged 84)

Historical Events in the Life of Isaac Newton

  • 1661-06-05 Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 1668-07-07 Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 1672-02-08 Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London
  • 1684-12-10 Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmond Halley
  • 1687-07-05 Isaac Newton's great work PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England. Outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation.
  • 1697-01-26 Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night
  • 1705-04-16 Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge