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Sir Isaac Newton
Posted: 28 October 2010 in Scientists
Tags: astronomy, cambridge, gravitation, heliocentric, physicist

Newton was born on Christmas Day 1642. His father, who had been a fairly wealthy farmer, had died three months previously. His mother remarried when he was two years old, and left him in the care of his maternal grandmother, Margery Ayscough. Newton resented being abandoned by his mother, and threatened to burn down the […]

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