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Newton, Isaac
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(Dec 25, 1642, Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire – Mar 20, 1727, London), natural philosopher and lay theologian. After an education at the King’s School in Grantham, Newton matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1661, becoming a fellow in 1667. During his Cambridge years he invented the calculus, discovered the heterogeneous nature of light and developed the celestial physics for which he is now famous. The results of his revolutionary work were published in his Principia (1687) and Opticks (1704). In 1696 Newton moved to London to become warden of the R…

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Snobelen, Stephen D., “Newton, Isaac”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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