How Did Isaac Newton Influence The Enlightenment

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When talking of Renaissance history and the Enlightenment, Isaac Newton (1643-1727) stands as the scholar who oversaw the transformation from Renaissance thought, still largely built around a religious framework, to a quest for knowledge without the need for God. Sir Isaac Newton did many things during this time period that a an impact on the enlightenment and the world we live in today. Not only did he create calculus (a major branch of mathematics that is still used today) but he also described universal gravitation and the 3 laws of motion. His theory of universal gravity also helped to prove heliocentrism, which is the model of Earth and other planets orbiting the sun. This disproved many religions and traditional beliefs. Newton ideas
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