Sir Issac Newton By : Paytton Koutsoupias

Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643 in Woolsthorpe, England. Sir Isaac Newton is one of the most famous names in both the fields of science and mathematics. Some people attribute his fame to the fact that he derived the universal law of gravitation. Still some others remember him for his contributions to modern physics by making the three laws of motion. But he was not always this determined at mathematics and the ways of science.

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Between the years of 1661 - 1665 and 1667 - 1668, Isaac Newton attended the school, Trinity College of Cambridge. Today, he is known best for his work on gravity. Another thing he did invent was reflecting lenses for telescopes, which produced clearer images in a smaller telescope compared with the models of this time period. In his later years, he developed anti-counterfeiting measures for coins, including the ridges you may see on quarters today.

Newton’s life took a turn into politics from the way people viewed him during the enlightenment. In 1689, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Cambridge University and he was employed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in 1695, as a warden responsible for prosecuting coin clippers and counterfeiters, and pursuing other financial fraudsters. Excelling at this task, Newton then became the Master of the Royal Mint, a position that he held until his death on March 31, 1727.

This is the college that Isaac attended as a student in 1661 through 1668. Trinity College University.

Isaac Newton still today has some ideas that are still floating around. Few people know that he was also as interested in theology and the Bible as he was in science. In fact, he devoted a large portion of his time to trying to decipher the actual date of the end of the world based on the Bible’s teachings. People still study Sir Isaac Newton as if he were still alive today. He is, was, and will always be an important person in history.

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