Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was born and educated in England. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge, and there found the inspiration for his prodigious work that was to synthesize and extend the labors of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, and others beyond the wildest dreams of any of them. Newton was the intellectual giant who set the direction of the physical sciences on the paths they were to follow undeviatingly into the twentieth century. [excerpt]
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Bloom, Robert L. et al. "5. Newton. Pt. VIII: The Development of Modern Science." Ideas and Institutions of Western Man (Gettysburg College, 1958), 53-65.