“By the word of the Lord the heavens were made and by the breath of his mouth all their host.” —Psalm 33:6
The Death of Sir Isaac Newton, March 20, 1727
nglish poet Alexander Pope penned this couplet in regards to Sir Isaac Newton and his place in science and history:
“Nature and nature’s laws lay hid in night
God said ‘let Newton be,’ and all was light.”
Sir Isaac Newton has been declared, over and over again, the greatest contributor to science in all of man’s history. His only competitor was Albert Einstein, who kept a portrait of Newton on his own wall. Newton himself declared in a letter to fellow philosopher and scientist Robert Hooke, “If I have seen further, it has been by standing on the shoulders of giants.” By anyone’s measure, Isaac Newton transformed mathematical studies, especially calculus, the study of astronomy, optics, and classical mechanics. Some contemporaries and others through history claimed that Sir Isaac Newton was the most brilliant man in history. He died March 20, 1737.
Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727)