Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643 in Woolsthorpe, England where he grew up. His father, also named Isaac Newton, was a prosperous farmer who died three months before Isaacs’s birth. Isaac was born premature; he was very tiny and weak and wasn’t expected to live (bio). When he was three his mother, Hannah, remarried a priest named Barnabus Smith and moved in with him leaving Isaac to live with his grandparents. He became a very insecure, exhibited boy and displayed irrational behavior (bio).
At the age of eleven, his stepfather died. After the death, he decided to move back home with his mother. At the age of 12, he began to attend the King's School in Grantham; however, his schooling did not last long. According to the work in newton (1998), it states that in 1658, after being widowed again, his mother returned to Wools Thorpe and withdrew him from school because she wanted him to become a farmer. At the age of sixteen he dropped out of school to work on his mother's farm.
His father died just months before he was even born and when he was only three years old, his mother had left him in the care of his grandmother. He soon got interested in building different things such as water clocks, a model mill powered by a mouse as well as countless numbers of drawings and diagrams. When he was 12 years old, he began to attend King’s School but, his schooling did not last for long. His mother took him out of school with the intention of making him into a farmer. Newton’s childhood was anything but, happy and throughout his life he occasionally fell into violent and bitter attacks against friends and foes.
"Axiomata Sive Leges Motus (Normalized Version)." Welcome | Newton Project. Web. 02 June 2011. . Newton, Isaac.