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Isaac Newton
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Isaac Newton is born
December 25, 1642
Newton leaves for Cambridge University
1661
Newton leaves for vacation year due to Bubonic Plague
1665
Newton comes up with the Law of Universal Gravitation
1666
Newton becomes a fellow at Trinity College
1667
Newton becomes obsessed with Alchemy
1669
Newton becomes the new Lucasian Professor of Mathematics
1669
Newton writes a manuscript on his "fluxional method", also known as calculus
1669
Newton becomes member of the Royal Society
1672
Newton publishes his first article on his discoveries about light
1672
Newton refuses to become ordained in the Church of England
1675
German mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz publishes his version of calculus
1676
Newton publishes the Principia, which explained his laws of the Physical World
1687
Newton suffers from crippling depression
1690
Newton appointed Warden of the London Mint
1696
Newton elected President of the Royal Society
1703
Newton publishes Optiks, his book on his theories about light
1704
Newton knighted by Queen Anne
1705
Newton officially considered inventor of calculus
1711
Newton dies at age eighty-five
1727
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