1642 – Newton – bio

Isaac Newton was born in 1643 in Linconshire, England. He made exceptional contributions to physics, mathematics and astronomy and was also accomplished in philosophy and theology. His laws of motion and gravity became landmarks for centuries. He and Leibniz independently developed calculus. He investigated the refraction of light and created the first working reflecting telescope.

PRECURSOR:
1473 – Copernicus
1564 – Galileo
1571 – Kepler
1596 – Descartes
1608 – telescope

CONCURRENT:
1629 – Huygens
1630 – Barrow
1638 – Gregory
1646 – Leibniz
Hooke
Halley

SUBSEQUENT:
1700 – Bernoulli
1736 – Lagrange
1786 – Arago

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