Sir Isaac Newton

  • Birth

    Isaac Newton is born in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire.
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  • The King's School, Grantham

    Enrolled in The King's School, Grantham, and lives with Mr. Clark, the town apothecary, who provides the first stimulus for his interest in chemistry. This aid to his interest pushes him to top of his class.
  • Trinity College

    Enters Trinity College as a sizer (form of work-study role).
  • Lucasian Professor of Mathematics

    Appointed Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.
  • Principia

    Publishes Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, normally referred to as Principia, as his great discoveries in physics. Included in Principia is his theory of gravity.
  • Royal Society

    Eleced president of the Royal Society, a position he held until he died.
  • Invented Infinitesimal Calculus

    After working for over 10 years, Sir Issac Newton creates infinitesimal Calculus. He was reluctant to publish his discovery for fear of criticism and controversy.
  • Knighted

    Knighted in England by Queen Anna on a trip to visit Trinity College.
  • Commercium Epistolicum

    Publication of the calculus report, Commercium epistolicum de analysi promota, the second edition of the Principia.
  • Death

    Dies in his sleep at the age of 85.