**Isaac Newton Timeline in Chronological Order**

1642 | Isaac Newton is born on December 25 in Woolsthorpe, England, to Hannah Ayscough and Isaac Newton Sr. |
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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. |

1666 |
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. |

1687 |
Newton publishes his groundbreaking work, “PhilosophiĆ¦ 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. |