Sir Isaac Newton

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Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton was born at Woolthorpe, Lincolnshire, England on Christmas Day 1642. Isaac attended school at King’s College in nearby Grantham. When King’s College offered to waive tuition fees because of his ability and poor circumstances, Isaac returned and completed his schooling. Teachers and other students were impressed with his extensive knowledge of the Bible. Isaac then went to Trinity College at Cambridge University with the intention of becoming a Church of England minister.


1642 - Born in England1665 - Graduated Cambridge University1668 - Built telescope1669 - Calculus paper1684 - Wrote first book1687 - Unifying idea of gravitation1727- Died

Isaac Newton discovered calculas, the three laws of motion, the color spectrum, and he studied white light. He wrote many books on "Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy" and "Opticks"

Lasting Impact

- Articulated laws of universal gravitation and motion- Writings that are considered among the greatest scientific works ever in this field of mathematics.- Newton's work greatly influenced the development of physical science


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Christian Testimony

Isaac Newton had a stern puritan upbringing. While he was growing up he made a list of all the sins he had committed. Throughout his life he wrote extensively on religous topics. In his book "Irenicum" he attempted to provide a reasoned explanation of Christianity. Unfortunelty, late in his life he began questioning the validity of the trinity.


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