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Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727)

Newton, Isaac, Sir. The celebrated English philosopher and mathematician; born at Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, Dec. 25, 1642 (O.S.), died at Kensington, March 20, 1727. He wrote: ‘Theory of Light and Colors’ (1675); ‘On Motion’ (1685); ‘Principia’ (1687); ‘Opticks’ (1704); ‘Optical Readings’ (1728); ‘The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended’ (1728); ‘Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John’ (1733); and various essays. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).