The Life of Isaac Newton

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Throughout the span of Isaac Newton’s life time, he accomplished, dreamed, and achieved what others thought were impossible. He was a curious man, with a passion to learn and discover the undiscovered. Newton uncovered scientific answers that lead the way to influential discoveries in motion and mathematics, optics, and also physics. He was not only an educated physicist and mathematician, but experienced and established in his frame of study. To say Newton was “just a scientist” would be an understatement, “he was one of the great minds of the 17th century Scientific Revolution” (Source 3). Isaac Newton was born in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England on January 4, 1643. He was born as a premature baby and no one expected him to live. Newton’s father passed away three months before he was born. When Sir Newton was only three years old, his mother, Hannah Newton, abandon her son and ran off to marry her second husband. Newton was left to be raised by his maternal grandmother. One thoughtless action of his mother, manifested into a sense of abandonment, irrational behavior, and also and insecurity issues for this young boy. When Newton was twelve years old, his mother returned with three step-children, after her second husband died. She pulled Newton out of school, for she wanted him to practice farming, thinking he could make a fine career out of it. Poor Newton hated farming and found it as such a tedious task. His mother soon enrolled him back into school to
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