Newton's Life

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Newton's father dies

1642

Born in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire

4 January 1643

Newton's mother leaves him for a new husband

February 1646

Mother loses her second husband; comes back to Newton

1659

Went to Trinity College, Cambridge

1661 - 1665

Discovered the binomial theoram

1665

Newton goes back to Woolsthorpe and thinks about gravity and calculus

1665 - 1667

First mentioned calculus in his transcript

1666

Newton makes a reflecting telescope. Recognized by scientific community.

1668

Newton becomes a Lucasian professor of mathematics

1669

Made a fellow of the Royal Society

1672

Newton's law of universal gravitation

1684

Publishes Mathematical Principles mentioning the three laws of motion

1687

Newton was elected member of parliament for Cambridge University

1689 - 1690

Newton's "black year". Has trouble with depression

1693

Newton was appointed warden of the Royal Mint

1696

President of the Royal Society

1703 - 1727

Published full account of his theory about calculus

1704

Published "The Opticks" dealing with light and color

1704

He was knighted

1705

Newton dies

31 March 1727