Isaac Newton

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Isaac Newton

Godfrey Kneller's 1689 portrait of the then 46 year old Newton.


Isaac Newton is often regarded as one of the founding fathers of the modern scientific method. Among the achievements associated with his name are the theory of gravity, the invention of calculus, the discovery of the spectrum of light, the 

As well as this prodigious scientific output, Newton also found time to be the master of the Royal Mint, a heretical religious thinker and a dabbler in alchemy.

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