SK9135 : Statue of Sir Isaac Newton, St Peter's Hill

taken 5 years ago, near to Grantham, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Statue of Sir Isaac Newton, St Peter's Hill
Statue of Sir Isaac Newton, St Peter's Hill
The statue of Sir Isaac Newton, cast in bronze in 1858, is Grade II-listed. (English Heritage ID:193010 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).

Sir Isaac Newton a physicist and mathematician who is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries LinkExternal link .

Born at nearby Woolsthorpe Manor on Christmas Day 1642, Newton went to the King Edward VI Grammar School in Grantham in 1655 before going on to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1661.

During the Plague Years of 1665-7, Cambridge University was dispersed and Newton returned to Woolsthorpe. Due to his achievements in mathematics, optics and mechanics in this period, 1666 has been called the Annus Mirabilis - his marvellous year. There is strong evidence that some of his optical experiments with prisms were done in the Study at Woolsthorpe, and that the falling apple story LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) essays/Apple , which led him to formulate his theory of gravitation, took place in the orchard at Woolsthorpe.

For more about this incredible man, see LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) (isaacnewton.org, the virtual museum of Sir Isaac Newton and the history of science) also the Wikipedia entry LinkExternal link .
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Saturday, 7 September, 2013   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 15 September, 2013
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