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Isaac Newton

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Newton's Youth

December 25, 1642: ·Birth of Isaac Newton in Woolsthorpe, England
January 1646: ·Hannah Newton remarries and moves away, leaving her son to be raised by an uncle.
January 30, 1649: ·Charles I beheaded by Cromwell and the Puritans.
1653: ·Death of Hannah's second husband; she returns to live with Isaac, bringing three children with her from her second marriage.
1654: ·Newton enrolls in the Grantham Grammar School
September 3, 1658: ·Death of Cromwell.
1660: ·Charles II crowned King of England, Restoration begins
1661: ·Newton enrolls in Trinity College, Cambridge.
July 1662: ·Founding of the Royal Society
1665: ·Newton receives his bachelor of arts from Trinity College
1666: ·Fire in London. Outbreak of plague drives Newton to retire to his mother's home in Woolsthorpe. Newton conducts prism experiments, discovers spectrum of light; works out his system of "fluxions," precursor of modern calculus; begins to consider the idea of gravity.
1669: ·Newton appointed Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at Trinity, a position he will hold for the next thirty-four years.
January 11, 1672: ·Newton elected to the Royal Society
February 1672: ·Newton's paper on optics and his prism experiments sent to the Society. Rivalry with Hooke begins.
1670s: ·Newton works on the mathematics of gravitation in his home in Cambridge.
1674: ·Hooke writes book in which he suggests existence of "attractive powers," akin to gravity.
1679: ·Death of Hannah Newton
January 1684: ·Hooke discusses principle of inverse squares with Christopher Wren and Halley
August 1684: ·Halley goes to visit Newton in Cambridge, where they discuss the principle inverse squares and its relationship with planetary orbits.
November 1684: ·Newton completes his calculations on gravity and shares them with Halley, who urges him to publish.
February 1685: ·Newton sends a brief treatise, Propositiones de Motu, to the Royal Society, outlining his findings.
April 1686: ·Newton presents the first book of the Principia to the Royal Society.
September 1687: ·Publication of the complete Principia
1688-89: ·Glorious Revolution in England. James II flees to France, William and Mary take the throne.
1689: ·Newton elected as Cambridge's representative to Parliament.
1693: ·Newton's "Black Year." He is plagued by depression and insomnia, and apparently suffers a nervous breakdown in September.
1695: ·Newton appointed warden of the Mint, to oversee the implementation of a new currency. He leaves Cambridge and moves to London.
1699: ·Newton named master of the Mint.
1703: ·Death of Hooke; Newton elected President of the Royal Society.
1704: ·Publication of Opticks; beginning of feud with Leibniz.
1705: ·Newton knighted by Queen Anne.
1712: ·Royal Society commission, under Newton's direction, investigates the competing claims of Leibniz and Newton to having developed calculus, and decides in favor of Newton.
1713: ·Second edition of the Principia published.
November 14, 1714: ·Death of Leibniz
1726: ·Third edition of the Principia published; all reference to Leibniz has been removed.
March 20, 1727: ·Death of Sir Isaac Newton, in London.

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Newton having been inFatioated

by martinuddin, September 09, 2012

Please note that G.W. von Leibniz died in 1716, not 1714 as stated in the time line.
In the test, the question where Isaac studied mentions the year 1616, err for 1661.
I took the test and came to 94 % but I contend that he never had any lovers at no point. He was inFatioated as far as I know so the right answer is not in the list!

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