Isaac Newton Timeline

Isaac Newton Timeline in Chronological Order


1642 Isaac Newton is born on December 25 in Woolsthorpe, England, to Hannah Ayscough and Isaac Newton Sr.
1661 Newton enrolls at Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
1665 The Great Plague forces the University of Cambridge to close temporarily, and Newton returns home to Woolsthorpe Manor.

During his time away from Cambridge, Newton develops the foundation for calculus, formulates his laws of motion, and starts to develop his theory of universal gravitation.

1667 Newton returns to Cambridge and is elected as a fellow of Trinity College.
1669 Newton is appointed as the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

Newton publishes his groundbreaking work, “Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica” (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy), which establishes the laws of motion and universal gravitation.

1704 Newton publishes “Opticks,” a major work on the nature of light and color.
1705 Newton is knighted by Queen Anne, becoming Sir Isaac Newton.
1727 Isaac Newton dies on March 20 at the age of 84.