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1642 marked the death of Galileo and the birth of Sir Isaac Newton Isaac Newton was born in Woolsthorpe England on Christmas day httpgalileoandeinsteinphysicsvirginiaedu This was the birth of a child that would later become an English physicist mathematician natural philosopher and one of the most important scientists of all time Encarta Pg 1 Newtons father died before his birth thus Isaac never really had a father figure in his life When Newton was three years old his mother remarried and Newton ended up being raised and brought up by his grandmother Isaac began his schooling in neighboring towns at the tender age of ten Newton was sent to a grammar school in Grantham When Newton was attending school there he lived with a pharmacists named Clark Many people say that this man may have contributed to Newtons enduring interest in chemical operations httpgalileoandeinsteinphysicsvirginiaedu Newtons childhood was definitely an indication of his brilliance At a very young age he showed many signs of his vast curiosity in science Although the young Newton seems to have been a quiet boy he was always very different from other children at his age He was skilled with his hands he made sundials windmills a water clock and flew kites with lanterns attached to the ends these are just a few of the things Isaac did in his spare time Something very interesting to learn about Newton was that he was considered to be very inattentive at school This was probably just due to the fact that he had knowledge and ideas to which the teachers had never seen In 1656 Newtons mother returned to Woolsthorpe due to the death of her second husband Upon her return she took her son out of school in the hope of making him a farmer Newton had no talent or interest in farming Fortunately Newtons former teacher at Grantham recognized the boys intellectual gifts Eventually Newtons mother was convinced by
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