Isaac Newton Facts – 75 Interesting Facts About Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton Fun Facts
In 1687, Halley has paid for the publication of the book “Philapsphiae Principia Mathematica” that has earned Newton universal acclaim.
Newton then opposed the attempts of King James II to reinstitute Catholic teachings in English University.
In 1689, Newton was elected to represent Cambridge in parliament.
In the 17th century, Newton played an important role in recovering Britain from financial crises. Nearly 10% of Britain’s currency was forged at that time. He then has to recall the old currency and issue a more reliable one. He maintained a database of offenders and prosecuted them.
Newton was appointed as the Warden of the Mint in 1696.
Newton then in 1699 was promoted to Mastership of the Mint. It was a well-paid post that he held this post for the rest of his life.
As the master of Mint, Newton moved the British currency from silver to gold standard.
Newton was the president of the Royal Society from 1703-27, it is an organization that promotes natural science.
Newton was knighted by the Queen Anne in 1705.
Newton died on March 31, 1727 at the age of 84. He was unmarried and was buried in Westminster Abbey.