Sir Isaac Newton and Some World Events Happening in His Life

By msilver
  • Isaac Is Born

    Isaac Is Born
    Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1642 in Woolsthorpe, England to single mother Hannah Newton. His father died before he was born. (Isaac Newton)
  • End of Ming Dynasty

    End of Ming Dynasty
    In 1644, the Ming Dynasty had officially come to its end in China. It lasted from 1368 to 1644. (Beck 469)
  • His First Experiment

    His First Experiment
    As a young boy, Isaac Newton participated in a jumping contest at school with the other boys. He analyzed the wind and calculated a jump that beat the other boys' jumps. He considered this to be one of his first experiments. This happened between the years of 1653 and 1657. (Christianson 14)
  • Became A Scholar

    Became A Scholar
    In 1664, Isaac Newton had passed the required scholarship examinations, getting rid of his title as "Sizar" and officially became a scholar. (Christianson 32)
  • Great Plague of London

    Great Plague of London
    In 1665, the Great Plague of London kills 75,000 people. It even causes the university Newton works at to close for a while. (1600-1699{A.D.} World History)
  • Invented His Reflecting Telescope

    Invented His Reflecting Telescope
    In 1668, Isaac Newton, after making his designs for and studying others reflecting telescope, invented his own reflecting telescope. He built it with the old idea of using mirrors instead of lenses in the telescope. (The Early Reflecting Telescope: Cassegrain, Merscenne, and Cavalieri)
  • Inventing Calculus

    Inventing Calculus
    In 1669, just 5 years after becoming an official scholar, Newton invented a new form of mathematics. He invented calculus, more specifically, he invented Infinitesimal Calculus. (Isaac Newton)
  • A Lucasian Professor

    A Lucasian Professor
    On October 29, 1670, Isaac Newton was elected to be a Lucasian Professor. That is otherwise known as the Chair of Mathematics at Cambridge University in England, and is commonly awarded to very intelligent mathematical minds. (Isaac Newton)
  • Discovery Of White Light Composition

    Discovery Of White Light Composition
    In 1672, Isaac was doing some studying of white light with a clear prism. What he discovered was altering to previous belief. He discovered it was composed of a spectrum of colors, not a modification of light. (Isaac Newton)
  • Penn Founds Pennsylvania

    Penn Founds Pennsylvania
    In 1682, William Penn founds Pennsylvania across the pond in North America, and it's one of the 13 original colonies. (1600-1699{A.D.} World History)
  • Laws Of Motion

    Laws Of Motion
    In 1686, at 43 years old, Isaac Newton, using ideas from Galileo's laws of motion, created his three infamous laws of motion: Law of Inertia, Force=Mass * Acceleration, and every action has an equal and opposite reaction. (Newton's Laws of Motion)
  • Peter Becomes Czar

    Peter Becomes Czar
    Over in Russia, Peter the Great becomes the sole ruler of Russia, becoming Czar of Russia. He brings Russia into the modern world of this time period. (Beck 532)
  • War of the Spanish Succession Begins

    War of the Spanish Succession Begins
    In 1701, the war of the Spanish Succession begins due to the death of Charles II of Spain, who died without an heir to the throne. (1700-1799{A.D.} World History)
  • Becoming Sir Isaac Newton

    Becoming Sir Isaac Newton
    In 1705, Isaac Newton was greatly rewarded by Queen Anne of England. What did she do? Queen Anne had decided to knight Isaac Newton, and he is now formally known as Sir Isaac Newton, and is the first English scientist to be knighted. (Isaac Newton)
  • The United Kingdom Forms

    The United Kingdom Forms
    In 1707, though already sharing monarchs for a little while, England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland form the United Kingdom. Although now it's only Northern Ireland still controlled by the United Kingdom, it's still in place to this day. (1700-1799{A.D.} World History)
  • Death

    On March 31, 1727, Sir Isaac Newton dies. He is honorably buried in Westminster Abbey. Other sources say it was March 20, but that's depending on the calendar being used. (Isaac Newton)