Isaac Newton Biography

Sir Isaac Newton PRS MP was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, first published in 1687, laid the foundations for classical mechanics. Newton also made seminal contributions to optics and shares credit with Gottfried Leibniz for the development of calculus.

Newton's Principia formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation, which dominated scientists' view of the physical universe for the next three centuries. By deriving Kepler's laws of planetary motion from his mathematical description of gravity, and then using the same principles to account for the trajectories of comets, the tides, the precession of the equinoxes, and other phenomena, Newton removed the last doubts about the validity of the heliocentric model of the cosmos. This work also demonstrated that the motion of objects on Earth and of celestial bodies could be described by the same principles. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Isaac Newton
Nationality:
Kingdom of England
Profession:
Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicist, Chemist, Scientist
Religion:
Anglicanism, Monotheism, Arianism
Date of Birth:
December 25, 1642
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Date of Death:
March 31, 1727
Age at Death:
84
Cause of Death:
Natural causes
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