On Christmas Day, the 25th of December in 1642 the greatest and most influential scientist who ever lived was born: Sir Isaac Newton!
He was born at Woolsthorpe Manor in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth out in English countryside. He was born three months after the death of his father, a prosperous farmer also named Isaac Newton. Although it was claimed that he was once engaged, Newton never married.
He was a physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian. His monograph Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published in 1687, laid the foundations for most of classical mechanics. In this work, Newton described universal gravitation (the known apple theory) and the three laws of motion, which dominated the scientific view of the physical universe for the next three centuries.
The Principia is generally considered to be one of the most important scientific books ever written because assisted in setting standards for scientific publication down to the present time.
Albert Einstein kept a picture of Newton on his study wall alongside ones of Michael Faraday and James Clerk Maxwell. Newton remains influential to today’s scientists, as demonstrated by a 2005 survey of members of Britain’s Royal Society (formerly headed by Newton).
It’s really hard to describe and choose few things about a life so full of great success and so meaningful for the humanity. We give you the paper memorabilia, some of them very difficult to own, to show to you that he was a great person in all aspects.
Merry Christmas to every one!!!
Some paper ideas from the same date from the past!
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