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Newton, Sir Isaac

Richard S. Westfall

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195112290
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/20059
Newton, Sir Isaac

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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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