Sir Isaac Newton

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Born in 1643 Isaac Newton is known as one of the most influential people in history.

His best known work Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica is considered one of the greatest and most significant books in the history of science.

Many people associate Isaac Newton with the story of the apple whereby, while sitting under a tree and apple fell and hit him on the head. It is from the experience that Newton derived the Theory of Gravity.

He was extremely prone to serious depressing throughout his life and occasionally outbursts of violent temper and rage.

Sir Isaac Newton never married and little is known of his private life.

Despite being branded a heretic, Newton actually wrote more works on religion than on natural science throughout his life.

In 1816 a tooth believe to belong to him was sold for £730 which would equate to around £25,000 in today’s terms.

Aside from his scientific work, Newton was an MP from 1689 to 1690 and again in 1701.

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He died on the 31st March 1727 and is buried in Westminster Abbey, London.

His work has become the basis for such great scientists such as Albert Einstein.

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