Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton

PHYSICIST

Physicist and mathematician who became one of the most influential scientists of all time, formulating the three basic laws of motion and the law of universal gravitation. He built the first practical reflecting telescope and his work helped Enlightenment thinkers rebel against Church theology.
  • When was
    Sir Isaac Newton born?

    Sir Isaac Newton was born on Sunday, January 4, 1643

  • Where was
    Sir Isaac Newton born?

    Sir Isaac Newton was born in Woolsthorpe, England

  • How old is
    Sir Isaac Newton?

    Sir Isaac Newton is 376


Best Quotes

  • If I am anything, which I highly doubt, I have made myself so by hard work.
  • If I have seen farther than others it has been by standing on the shoulders of giants
  • If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.
  • If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.
  • If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.
  • I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
  • What Des-Cartes did was a good step. You have added much several ways, & especially in taking ye colours of thin plates into philosophical consideration. If I have seen further it is by standing on ye shoulders of Giants.
  • I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean lay all undiscovered before me.
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