Isaac Newton

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Isaac Newton (1643 Nian 1 Yue 4 Ri -1727 3 20), the great English mathematician, physicist, astronomer and natural philosopher, was also a lover theology who devoted his later years to the study of theology.

Born in England, near Grantham in Lincolnshire Village of Woolsthorpe Manor on January 4, 1643 and died in London on March 20, 1727. Newton went Trinity College, Cambrdige in 1661 gaining his Bachelor of Arts in 1665. The he returned home for two years to avoid the plague. This period was very important for the development of his scientific creativity. Returning to Cambridge in 1667, he was elected as the Trinity College Committee and received a master's degree the following year. In 1669 he was appointed Lucasian Professor a post he held until 1701. In 1696 he was appointed Supervisor of the Royal Mint and moved to London. Then in 1703 he was appointed the Royal Society. He was knighted by Queen Anne in 1706. In his later years he concentrated on natural philosophy and theology. Newton in science's greatest contribution is the creation of calculus and classical mechanics.

NOTE: According to the Julian calendar, Newton was born on December 25, 1642, but according to the Gregorian calendar the correct birth date is January 4, 1643.