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For this project we chose the mathematician Sir Isaac Newton. He lived from December 25, 1642 to March 20, 1727. He was Born in Woolsthorpe Lincolnshire England. He was 84 years old at the time of his death. During the time he was alive he was easily one of the most influential and contributing mathematicians of all time.
Just a couple historic events during Sir Isaac Newton’s life time included in 1674 Dutch Microbiologist Anton Van Leeuwenhoek was the first to see and describe bacteria with a microscope, in 1698 English inventor and engineer Thomas Savery invented a steam pump, and in 1701 the War of the Spanish Succession began. These are very spread out and random events but it is here to give the reader an idea of what was going on in the time of Sir Isaac Newton and possible what his influences were.
Before Newton attended and taught at Trinity College in Cambridge from 1661 to 1696 he attended a free grammar school in his younger years. Newton started studying at Trinity University at the young age of 12 and earned his bachelor's degree in 1665 when he was only 16. From there from 1667 to 1669 he became a mathematics teacher and lectured students all the way up into his mid life when he was 47.
Marital and Family Status
Newton never married. He is also rumored to have never had sex. There for having no children. Newton’s father's name was also Sir Isaac Newton. Technically making the Newton we are talking about a Jr. Newton never had the chance to meet his father because he died three months before he was born. Switching gears on to Newton's mother there is not much to talk about. Her name was Hannah Ayscough and remarried to Barnabas Smith when Newton was two. Shortly after this Newton was left to live with his grandmother Margery Ayscough. He was treated treated very poorly. Much like an orphan. Bouncing around his family from Half Brothers, to Grandmothers, to Mothers , to Step Dads to live. It was very clear he was not found with much of his family because close to none of them left anything for him in their will. So naturally Newton felt spite towards all of them. As you can see Newton did not have a good upbringing.
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