The Life of Isaac Newton

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  • Birth

    Issac Newton is born in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.
  • Schooling

    Newton was enrolled in The King's School in Grantham.
  • University

    In 1661, Isaac Newton enrolled in a program similar to a work-study to enter University of Cambridge's Trinity College.
  • University

    In 1665, Newton had to temporarily leave Cambridge due to the bubonic plague.
  • University

    Isaac went back to Cambridge to finish his studies, and he was elected a minor fellow.
  • Invention

    Isaac's first invention was designing and creating a reflecting telescope in 1668.
  • Degree

    Before he was 27. Newton received his Master of Arts degree in 1669.
  • De Analysi

    De Analysi
    Isaac wrote a treatise, De Analysi, eplaining his results on methods for dealing with infinite series. He did not put his name as author.
  • Light

    Isaac published his notes on light and optics as part of Opticks: or a treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and the Colours of light.
  • Principia

    Newton published his book on physics, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, in 1687
  • Death

    Isaac Newton dies at the age of 84 on March 31, 1727.
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    Between 1665 and 1667, Isaac Newton got the idea to define gravity from a falling apple.