A to Z Challenge- People, Qualities or Things that inspired me – N

For Letter N, my choice is Sir Issac Newton

Facts about Sir Newton

Sir Isaac Newton died at 84 years old
Born: January 4, 1643
Died: March 20, 1727 
Birthplace: Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England

Sir Isaac Newton Biography

Sir Isaac Newton’s discoveries were so numerous and varied that many consider him to be the father of modern science.

A 1665 graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, Isaac Newton developed an intense interest in mathematics and the laws of nature which ultimately led to his two most famous works: Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687) and Opticks (1704).

Newton helped define the laws of gravity and planetary motion, co-founded the field of calculus, and explained laws of light and color, among many other discoveries.

A famous story says that Isaac Newton uncovered the laws of gravity after being hit on the head by a falling apple. There is no proof that this story is true. However, his assistant John Conduitt later wrote that Newton had said he was inspired to think about gravity after seeing an apple fall in his garden around 1666.

Isaac Newton was knighted in 1705. Upon his death in 1727, he became the first scientist given the honor of burial in Westminster Abbey.

(Source; Who2.com)

I think I was 7 or 8 when I heard the story about the apple and Newton. Gravity always fascinated me and I was a student of science all through my education. These great scientists are the founders of modern science and their contributions are priceless. My inspiration for studying science was Newton.




29 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge- People, Qualities or Things that inspired me – N

  1. What Isaac Newton did for gravity was to allow it to leave the Earth. Man already knew that when things go up, that they come back down, but Newton extended gravity to the moon and nobody ever thought that way before, Newton said that gravity was responsible for the Moon orbiting the Earth.

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    1. You’re absolutely right about moon, and earth’s gravity. The amazing thing is that the earth’s atmosphere has survived be of the moon orbiting it. They both have a symbiotic relationship with each other.

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