Isaac Newton

1643 - 1726

Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/27) was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author (described in his own day as a "natural philosopher") who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy), first published in 1687, laid the foundations of classical mechanics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaac Newton has received more than 18,906,928 page views. His biography is available in 210 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Isaac Newton ranks 1 out of 659After him are Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking, Michael Faraday, Alessandro Volta, Niels Bohr, Max Planck, James Clerk Maxwell, André-Marie Ampère, Pierre Curie, and Ernest Rutherford.

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Among people born in 1643, Isaac Newton ranks 1After him are Ahmed II, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, Afonso VI of Portugal, Alessandro Stradella, Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado, Jean Chardin, Henri Jules, Prince of Condé, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Fran Krsto Frankopan, Ilona Zrínyi, and Johann Adam Reincken. Among people deceased in 1726, Isaac Newton ranks 1After him are Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria, Sophia Dorothea of Celle, Sultan Husayn, Domenico Zipoli, Michel Richard Delalande, Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin, John Vanbrugh, Jakob Prandtauer, and Margravine Johanna of Baden-Baden.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Isaac Newton ranks 1 out of 5,347After him are William Shakespeare (1564), Charles Darwin (1809), Elizabeth II (1926), Adam Smith (1723), Elizabeth I of England (1533), Charlie Chaplin (1889), Francis Bacon (1561), Winston Churchill (1874), John Locke (1632), Stephen Hawking (1942), and James Watt (1736).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Isaac Newton ranks 1After him are Stephen Hawking (1942), Michael Faraday (1791), James Clerk Maxwell (1831), James Prescott Joule (1818), Robert Hooke (1635), J. J. Thomson (1856), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), Paul Dirac (1902), Thomas Young (1773), James Chadwick (1891), and William Gilbert (1544).