Sir Isaac Newton lived in England his entire life. He was born and raised in Lincolnshire, where he attended primary school, and thereafter spent much of his professional career living in Cambridge.Continue Reading
For much of his childhood, Newton was raised by his grandmother, after his mother left to live with her second husband. Late in his childhood, his mother returned, but she impeded his studies by trying to convince him to become a farmer. An uncle helped stoke the fire of Newton's mind and helped him enroll at Cambridge.
Although he didn't particularly excel during his initial training, Newton later developed groundbreaking theories on an array of topics from optics to inertia to gravity.Learn more about Physics
Sir Isaac Newton invented the laws of motion and universal gravitation, which laid the foundations for classical mechanics. He has also made seminal contributions to optics and shares credit with Gottfried Leibniz for the invention of calculus.Full Answer >
Sir Isaac Newton attended the King's School until he was 17 and then went to the University of Cambridge, Trinity College. He was an English mathematician, physicist, philosopher and astronomer. Newton is best known for his development of the laws of gravitation and for his influential work, "Philosophiae Naturalis Principa Mathematica."Full Answer >
Sir Isaac Newton nurtured a wide number of interests, which spanned various academic disciplines. Among the most famous are optics, mechanics and mathematics, but Newton was also fascinated by questions of history, philosophy, religion, alchemy and chemistry.Full Answer >
According to BBC History, Sir Isaac Newton died in his sleep as an old man on March 20, 1727, at the age of 82. Prior to his death, Newton was living in Kensington, Middlesex, England.Full Answer >