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.
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.