Life of Isaac Newton

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Father Dies

04/1642

Born

12/25/1642

Isaac Newton's mother remarries and abandons Newton

01/1646

Barnabas Smith dies; Hannah returns to Woolsthorpe.

1653

Newton attends Grammar School at nearby Grantham, aged 12

1655 - 1659

Newton is recalled by his mother from Grantham to Woolsthorpe

1659 - 1660

Newton matriculates at Trinity College, Cambridge.

05/1661 - 01/1665

Newton returns to Cambridge

03/1666 - 1696

Creates his first reflecting telescope

1668

Seth Ward proposed Newton for election to the Royal Society.

1671

Newton is elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London.

1672

Newton observes 'Halley's' comet.

1682

Coffee House' meetings between Halley, Hooke, and Christopher Wren

1684

Newton presents his Principia, Book I to the Royal Society

1686

Book II of Principia sent to Edmond Halley

1687

Book III of Principia sent to Edmond Halley

04/1687

Newton suffers emotional breakdown.

1693

Permanently leaves Cambridge

1696

Newton is offered and excepts appointment as Warden of the Mint

1696

Newton is elected Foreign Associate of the Académie des sciences in Paris

1699

Newton is appointed Master of the Mint.

1700

Hooke dies, and Newton decides to finally publish his work on optics.

1703

Isaac Newton President of the Royal Society

1703 - 1727

Newton moves to a new house on St Martin's Street

1710

Newton suffers inflammation of his lungs; he moves to Kensington in south London

1722

Isaac Newton dies at Kensington between 1.00 and 2.00am.

1727