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date: 15 November 2019

Newton, Sir Isaaclocked

(1642–1727)
  • Richard S. Westfall

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Newton, Sir Isaac (1642–1727), natural philosopher and mathematician, was born on 25 December 1642 in the manor house of Woolsthorpe, near Colsterworth, about 7 miles south of Grantham, Lincolnshire, the only and posthumous son of Isaac Newton (1606–1642), yeoman farmer, and his wife, ...

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