Sir Isaac Newton

  • Isaac Newton's birth

    Sir Isaac Newton was born in Woolsthorpe, England. Isaac Newton was and English physicist, mathematician, astronmer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian. He was considered by many to be greatest and most influentialk scientist who ever lived (Anderson 5).
  • Isaac's Morther leaves

    Issac was born as a premature baby. Hannah Newton, Isaac's mother, remarries, and moves away. She leaves Isaac to be raised by an uncle (Anderson 5).
  • Charles I

    Charles I is beheaded. It was reported that before the execution he wore warmer clothing to prevent the cold weather causing any noticeable shivers that the crowd could have mistaken for fear or weakness. Charles put his head on the block after saying a prayer and signalled the executioner when he was ready; he was then beheaded with one clean stroke. His last words were, "I shall go from a corruptible to an incorruptible Crown, where no disturbance can be" (Anderson 7).
  • Newton goes to school

    Isaac Newton enrolls in Trinity College in Cambridge.
  • Newton moves to Woolsthorpe

    A fire Breaks out in London. An outbreak of the plague drives Isaac to retire to his mother's home in Woolsthorpe. There, Newton conducts prism experiments and discovers the spectrum of light.
  • Appointed Lucasian Chair

    Isaac is appointed Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at Trinity College in Cambridge.
  • Book is published

    Monograph Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathmatica was published. It had laid the foundations for most of classical mechanics. Newton had described univeral graviation and the three laws of motion. He dominated the scientific view of the physical universe for the next three centuries.
  • Period: to

    Glorious Revolution

    The Glorious Revolution happens in England. James II flees to France, William and Mary take the throne.
  • Becomes representative

    Isaac Newton is elected as Cambridge's representative to Parliament.
  • Black Year

    This year is considered Newton's "Black Year". Plagued by depression and insomnia. He apparently suffers from a nervous breakdown in September.
  • Royal Society

    Royal Society commision. Under Newton's direction, he investigates the competing claims of Leibniz and Newton to having developed calulus and decides in favor of Newton.
  • Death of Sir Isaac Newton

    Sir Isaac Newton died in London