Sir Isaac Newton

1643 - 1727

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Isaac Newton was the greatest English mathematician of his generation. He laid the foundation for differential and integral calculus. His work on optics and gravitation make him one of the greatest scientists the world has known.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (271 books/articles)

Some Quotations (14)

A Poster of Isaac Newton

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. John Maynard Keynes' Newton, the Man
  2. Newton's Arian beliefs
  3. Flamsteed v Newton
  4. Charles Bossut on Leibniz and Newton
  5. Newton's Principia Preface
  6. John Collins meets Isaac Newton

Honours awarded to Isaac Newton
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Lucasian Professor 1669
Fellow of the Royal Society1672
President of the Royal Society1703-1727
Lunar featuresCrater Newton
Paris street namesRue Newton (16th Arrondissement)
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  3. NNDB
  4. The Newton Project (UK)
  5. The Newton Project - Canada
  6. R J Wilson (A Gresham lecture - also available as a Video version)
  7. NAHSTE
  8. Cambridge University Library
  9. Isaac Newton Institute Cambridge
  1. Bellevue College USA
  2. Rouse Ball
  3. Bob Bruen
  4. The Galileo Project
  5. G Don Allen
  6. High Altitude Observatory
  7. Kevin Brown (More about Newton's birthday)
  8. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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