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 the new Lucasian Professor of Mathematics

1669

Newton becomes obsessed with Alchemy

1669

Newton writes a manuscript on his "fluxional method", also known as calculus

1669

Newton publishes his first article on his discoveries about light

1672

Newton becomes member of the Royal Society

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