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Isaac Newton was born on January 4th, 1643 in Woolsthrope, England. His father, also named Isaac, had passed away three months before his birth. His mother, Hannah Asycough Newton, left Newton to his grandmother at the age of three in search of a new husband. Hannah remarried a wealthy man named Barnabas Smith. Newton hated his stepfather, Barnabas. From ages twelve to about eighteen young Newton studied at King's School, also called Grantham Grammar School. After the death of his stepfather, Hannah returned to Newton in 1653, but he rejected any and all of her attention. She took him out of King's School and tried to make a farmer out of him. In failed attempts, Hannah allowed Newton to return and finish school with the help of the school's headmaster. He lodged with William Clarke after his return, and fell for his daughter Anne. Eventually became engaged with Anne, but after moving on from King's School to Trinity, their romance fell apart.
Newton’s childhood was very emotional and anything but happy. Isaac attended Trinity College in Cambridge, England in the year 1661 around the age of eighteen. The teachings at Trinity College were based on Aristotle and other classical authors; however Isaac was more interested in philosophers of his time. He graduated from to Woolsthrope Trinity College in 1665 and returned due to the plague. It was during this next year and a half that Isaac worked on calculus, optics, and theories of gravitation. In 1667, Isaac returned to Cambridge and was elected a minor member of Trinity College. He became a senior member after he got his Master of Arts degree in 1669. From 1670 to about 1672, Isaac lectured about optics, one of his greatest works. And because of his work in optics, but wasn't later on that “Opticks" got published that Isaac was accepted as a member of the Royal Society.   The Royal Society is a scientific advisory of the British Government. Two years later Newton was elected president of Royal Society. From that...

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