Sir Issac Newton

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Sir Issac Newton On January 8, 1642 the remarkable scientist and astronomer Galileo Galilei died. At the end of the same year, on Christmas day, Isacc Newton was born. Galileo brought scientific thought to the brink of a new age. Newton would take it the rest of the way. One of the most famous stories about Newton was told by a friend who had an appointment to join the scientist for dinner one night in his room. …

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…that position for 24 years. In 1696 he was appointed Warden of the Mint and put in charge of the system of coinage in the British Empire. In 1705 he was knighted by Queen Anne were from there after he was known as Sir Isacc Newton who was the first scientist ever honored in this way. Newton died in his sleep at the age of 85, and was buried with full national honors in West Minster Abbey. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**