Sir Isaac Newton was born on Jan. 4, 1643. He was the son of Isaac Newton and Hannah Ayscough Newton, though his father died shortly before he was born.
Newton was raised by his grandmother until he was 12, as his mother remarried and left him behind. When his stepfather died, she returned with his stepbrothers with the intent of turning Newton into a farmer like his father, a venture that failed miserably. Eventually, he entered the University of Cambridge. He did not do well there at first, because he was required to study the general requirements while his main interest was in the sciences; however, he did eventually graduate.Learn More
Sir Isaac Newton did not invent the newton meter. Although the identity of the inventor remains unknown, it is unlikely that Newton invented it because the newton was defined and named in the 19th century, 60 years after his death in 1727.Full Answer >
Sir Isaac Newton was buried at Westminster Abbey in London, England, on March 28, 1727. His grave stands next to a monument in his honor. Newton died on March 20, 1727 in Kensington, England, at the age of 84.Full Answer >
Sir Isaac Newton was an Englishman of Caucasian ethnicity. The name "Newton" is a contracted version of "new town." His mother's maiden name is Ayscough, which dates from before the Norman Invasion and originates from county Cumberland.Full Answer >
According to National Geographic, Sir Isaac Newton is famous for developing the laws of gravity. However, his discoveries and inventions include a wide range of scientific and mathematical principles and objects.Full Answer >