Who hasn’t heard about one of the most peripheral figures in the history of Science.
It would be clearly vague to mention gravity, motion, mechanics, calculus, optics and binomial series without attributing it’s existence to the intelligence of Sir Issac Newton.
Today on science corner, we bring you eleven fun facts about the English scientist.
Ten Fun Facts About Sir Issac Newton
1.Sir Isaac Newton was born on 25th December 1642.
2.Newton was raised by his grandmother from age 3 to 17 after his mother left him to remarry. Meanwhile, Newton’s biological father as named Isaac Newton died three months before his birth.
3.By October 1659 at the age of 17,Newton’s mother attempted to make him a farmer but on a second thought with advice from Henry Stokes ,who was Newton’s school master, his mother sent him back to school to complete his education.
4.Newton made remarkable contributions to the field of Mathematics, Physics, Alchemy, Natural philosophy, Economics and Astronomy.
5.Newton is credited with the invention of the first reflecting telescope.
6.Here is a copy of Sir Issac Newton’s signature
7.Newton was the second of 17th century scientists to become a knight. The first was Francis Bacon.
8.Newton was one of many people who lost a lot of investment when the South Sea company collapsed. He lost £20,000
9.Here are six major books of Sir Issac Newton
- Arithmetica Universalis
- The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended
- Method of Fluxions
- Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica
- The Queries
10.Although their are claims he may have been engaged ,Sir Isaac Newton never got married. There is even a widespread belief that he died a virgin.
11.Sir Isaac Newton died in his sleep on 30th March 1726 aged 84.
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