isaac newton biography

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Sir Isaac Newton is considered the one of most important scientists and one of the greatest of all time, he was a mathematician and physicist, mostly known for his grand contributions to physics and mathematics. Newton is responsible for the invention of infinitesimal calculus, the three laws of motion, the law of universal gravitation and also and a new theory of light and color. Almost four centuries later and Newton’s great inventions and discoveries continues to be extremely useful.
Born January 4, 1643, prematurely, Newton was so fragile at the time of his birth that there was doubt that he was going to be able to live longer. His father, also names Isaac, who died months before his birth. Newton was at the age of three when his mother, Hannah Ayscough, remarried to another man, Barnabas Smith, with whom he had three more children.
His mother left little Newton to live with her new husband, as he was raised by his maternal grandmother. Newton had a lonely childhood in most cases, although at age 12, joined the grammar school in Grantham. At school, he once had a fight with another boy, and while he was weaker, he still managed to win the fight and hit the nose of the opponent on the church wall. This kind of vindictive behavior suffered throughout his life.
Creation of sundials, wooden objects and drawings were some of your favorite hobbies at school. He made a model windmill with a mouse on a treadmill for power supply. A four-wheeled cart was also one of his creations, which was powered by rotating a crank he had created.
Newton called his mother back to manage the family farm when he was 17. He was never good at work, however. A young Newton showed more interest in creating models and read books. Lucki...

... middle of paper ... death. Queen Anne Newton Knight in 1705. In his later years, Newton suffered from various physical ailments. He died on March 20, 1727 in London, England.

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