Isaac Newton

Events

Newton is Born at Woolsthorpe Manor

January 4, 1643

This was Christmas Day (December 25th) in the Julian Calendar.

Newton attends Grammar School at nearby Grantham, aged 12 to 19

Approx. 1655 - Approx. 1659

Newton goes to College at Trinity College, Cambridge

1661 - August, 1665

Newton works on Optics, Calculus, & Gravity at Woolsthorpe

1665 - april, 1667

Newton is a Professor at Cambridge

1667 - 1669

Newton writes down his math ideas called "Fluxions" that will later be called Calculus. But, does not publish them.

1669

Newton is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge

1669 - 10 December 1701

Newton is a Fellow in The Royal Society

1672 - 1727

Leibniz publishes his work on Calculus

October 1675

Newton @ The Royal Mint

1694 - 1727

Newton earns and then loses money while investing in the Slave Trade.

1720

Death of Isaac Newton

March 31, 1727

Other Historical Events

Slaves are Traded with the New World

1502 - 1866

Galileo Galilei

1564 - 1642

René Descartes

1596 - 1650

Peak of European Witch Trials

1609 - 1630

Christiaan Huygens promotes the Wave Theory of Light

1629 - 1695

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek uses a microscope

1632 - 1723

Robert Hooke is a thorn in Newton's side over many ideas.

1635 - 1703

English Civil War

22 August 1642 - 3 September 1651

The Great Plague of London

1665 - 1666

Great Fire of London

September 2, 1666

Glorious Restoration

1688 - 1689

Newton backed the winning side in this "bloodless revolution" over English succession.

Émilie Du Châtelet describes Energy Theoretically and Mathematically

17 December 1706 - 10 September 1749

The French Revolution

5 May 1789 - 9 November 1799

Slave Trade Abolished in British Empire

1807