Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton was born on Christmas Day in 1642; however, with the calendar changes of the 19th century, that date became 4 January 1643. The January 4th date is commonly used today… Newton is often ranked 1-2 with Albert Einstein among history’s leading physicists… Newton held the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at Cambridge — a post later held by Stephen Hawking… Newton was good friends with astronomer Edmond Halley, of Halley’s Comet fame… Newton was born just about one year after Galileo died.
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