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Born on January 4th, 1643, Isaac Newton’s place of birth was Woolthorpe in Lincolnshire. His father was an accomplished farmer but died unfortunately three months prior to birth of Isaac Newton. While Newton was living with his grand parents, his mother had to re-marry. He gained admission into Cambridge University in 1661 where he picked interest in mathematics, optics, physics and astronomy. The compulsory closure of the school arising from plague epidemic marked a turnaround in the life of Newton. Having this period, he was able to carry out research on gravity, optics and mathematics making more discoveries on fluxion.
Isaac Newton went back to Cambridge University in 1967 where he was given a fellow of Trinity College. After two years, Newton was given appointment as second Lucasian professor of mathematics. A reflecting telescope made by Isaac Newton in 1668 eventually shoot him to a limelight in world of science and in recognition of his contribution, the society made him a fellow of the Royal Society. Starting from half of 1660, Newton carried out several researches over the composition of light, this led to the discovery that white light is made up of similar system of colors available in rainbow. Thereafter he set up a latest learning of optic otherwise called the behavior of light. Isaac Newton produced “The Optics” in 1704 that cope with light and color. Besides, he researched and produced works on history, theology as well as alchemy.
With contributions of his only largest work in 1687 – the philosophiac naturaliss principia Mathematica” that implies mathematical principle of natural philosophy. It indicated the process by which a universal force, gravity is applicable to every object in all parts of the world.
Precisely in 1689, Isaac Newton was voted as a member of parliament of Cambridge University first in 1689 to 1690 and again in 1701 to 1792. Yet, in 1696 he was given appointment as a warden of the Royal Mint, settling in London. He resumed his office at Mint with all seriousness and waged war against dishonesty and laziness in the organization. He was voted as President of the Royal society in 1703. He occupied this office until his death. Meanwhile, Newton was knighted in 1705.
Isaac Newton was a very complex personality who was easily unhappily or moody and got entangled in a harsh argument with his colleagues. Meanwhile, he emerged as the most influential personality among the British and other European scientist from 17002. He passed to great beyond on March 1727 and was buried in Westminster abbey.