Biography of Isaac Newton Scientist 1642-1727

1642 Birth of Isaac Newton

1727 Funeral of Isaac Newton

On 06 Oct 1642 [his father] Isaac Newton 1606-1642 (36) died.

Before 25 Dec 1642 [his father] Isaac Newton 1606-1642 and Hannah Ayscough were married.

Birth of Isaac Newton

On 25 Dec 1642 Isaac Newton Scientist 1642-1727 was born to [his father] Isaac Newton 1606-1642 (36) and Hannah Ayscough posthumously at Woolsthorpe Manor. 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 1642-1727 (11) entered The King's School Grantham.

In Jun 1661 Isaac Newton Scientist 1642-1727 (18) entered Trinity College which become his home for the next thirty-five years.

In Sep 1670 John Flamsteed Astronomer 1646-1719 (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 (27) Lucasian Lectures.

In 1672 Isaac Newton Scientist 1642-1727 (29) was elected Fellow of the Royal Society.

In 1679 Catherine Barton 1679-1739 was born to Robert Barton and [his half-sister] Hannah Smith. She a niece of Isaac Newton Scientist 1642-1727 (36) being the daughter of his maternal half-sister [his half-sister] Hannah Smith.

In 1699 Isaac Newton Scientist 1642-1727 (56) was appointed Master of the Mint.

In 1705 Isaac Newton Scientist 1642-1727 (62) served as President of the Royal Society. He served until 1727.

In Apr 1705 Isaac Newton Scientist 1642-1727 (62) was knighted.

On 20 Mar 1727 Isaac Newton Scientist 1642-1727 (84) died unmarried. He was buried at Scientist's Corner Westminster Abbey on 28 Mar 1727. The inscription on his John Michael Rysbrack 1694-1770 (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."

In 1753 Andrea Soldi Painter 1703-1771. Portrait of John Michael Rysbrack 1694-1770. In 1728 John Vanderbank Painter 1694-1739. Portrait of John Michael Rysbrack 1694-1770.

Funeral of Isaac Newton

On 28 Mar 1727 Isaac Newton Scientist 1642-1727 (84) was buried in Westminster Abbey. The service was performed by the Bishop of Rochester (74).

Before the funeral his body lay in state in the Jerusalem Chamber Cheyneygates Westminster Abbey. 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 1669-1734 (58), James Graham 1st Duke Montrose 1680-1742 (47), Robert Ker 2nd Duke Roxburghe 1709-1755 (18), Thomas Herbert 8th Earl Pembroke 5th Earl Montgomery 1656-1733 (71), Talbot Yelverton 1st Earl of Sussex 1690-1731 (36) and Thomas Parker 1st Earl Macclesfield 1666-1732 (60).

The Chief Mourner was Michael Newton 4th Baronet 1695-1743 (32); his third cousin.

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

Before 1723 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of Peter King 1st Baron King 1669-1734. Around 1676 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of Thomas Herbert 8th Earl Pembroke 5th Earl Montgomery 1656-1733.

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On 08 Jul 1740 John Wallop Viscount Lymington 1718-1749 (21) and Catherine Conduit -1750 were married. She a great-niece of Isaac Newton Scientist 1642-1727 (97).

In Apr 1886 Isaac Newton Scientist 1642-1727 submitted Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy to the Royal Society.

Woolsthorpe Manor. Birthplace of Isaac Newton Scientist 1642-1727.