Biography of Isaac Newton Scientist 1642-1727

1642 Birth of Isaac Newton

1727 Funeral of Isaac Newton

Birth of Isaac Newton

On 25 Dec 1642 Isaac Newton Scientist was born to Isaac Newton and Hannah Ayscough posthumously at Woolsthorpe Manor [Map]. His father had died three months before Isaac was born.

Around 1645 Reverend Barnabas Smith and [his mother] Hannah Ayscough were married.

In 1654 Isaac Newton Scientist (age 11) entered The King's School, Grantham [Map].

In Jun 1661 Isaac Newton Scientist (age 18) entered Trinity College, Cambridge University [Map] which become his home for the next thirty-five years.

In Sep 1670 John Flamsteed (age 24) visited Cambridge and entered his name as an undergraduate at Jesus College. While it seems he never took up full residence, he was there for two months in 1674, and had the opportunity to hear Isaac Newton's (age 27) Lucasian Lectures.

In 1672 Isaac Newton Scientist (age 29) was elected Fellow of the Royal Society.

In 1679 Catherine Barton was born to Robert Barton of Brigstock, Northamptonshire and [his half-sister] Hannah Smith. She a niece of Isaac Newton Scientist (age 36) being the daughter of his maternal half-sister Hannah Smith.

In 1699 Isaac Newton Scientist (age 56) was appointed Master of the Mint.

In 1705 Isaac Newton Scientist (age 62) served as President of the Royal Society. He served until 1727.

In Apr 1705 Isaac Newton Scientist (age 62) was knighted.

On 20 Mar 1727 Isaac Newton Scientist (age 84) died unmarried. He was buried at Scientist's Corner, Westminster Abbey [Map] on 28 Mar 1727. The inscription on his John Michael Rysbrack (age 32) monument reads "Here is buried Isaac Newton, Knight, who by a strength of mind almost divine, and mathematical principles peculiarly his own, explored the course and figures of the planets, the paths of comets, the tides of the sea, the dissimilarities in rays of light, and, what no other scholar has previously imagined, the properties of the colours thus produced. Diligent, sagacious and faithful, in his expositions of nature, antiquity and the holy Scriptures, he vindicated by his philosophy the majesty of God mighty and good, and expressed the simplicity of the Gospel in his manners. Mortals rejoice that there has existed such and so great an ornament of the human race! He was born on 25th December 1642, and died on 20th March 1726."

Death and Funeral of Isaac Newton

On 28 Mar 1727 Isaac Newton Scientist (deceased) was buried in Westminster Abbey [Map]. The service was performed by the Bishop of Rochester (age 74).

Before the funeral his body lay in state in the Jerusalem Chamber, Cheyneygates, Westminster Abbey [Map]. His coffin was followed by most of the Fellows of the Royal Society.

The Pall Bearers were the Lord Chancellor Peter King 1st Baron King (age 58), James Graham 1st Duke Montrose (age 44), Robert Ker 2nd Duke Roxburghe (age 18), Thomas Herbert 8th Earl Pembroke 5th Earl Montgomery (age 71), Talbot Yelverton 1st Earl of Sussex (age 36) and Thomas Parker 1st Earl Macclesfield (age 60).

The Chief Mourner was Michael Newton 4th Baronet (age 32); his third cousin.

Voltaire observed, "He was buried like a king who had done well by his subjects.".

In Apr 1886 Isaac Newton Scientist submitted Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy to the Royal Society.

Woolsthorpe Manor [Map]. Birthplace of Isaac Newton Scientist.

Ancestors of Isaac Newton Scientist 1642-1727

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Newton

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Newton

Great x 1 Grandfather: Richard Newton

GrandFather: Robert Newton

Father: Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

Mother: Hannah Ayscough