Newton, Isaac

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Newton, Isaac Gender: M
born on 25 December 1642 Jul.Cal. (4 Jan 1643 greg.) at 01:38 (= 01:38 AM )
Place Woolsthorpe Manor, England, 52n4833, 0w3750
Timezone LMT m0w3750 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Blackwell
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 13°41' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 02°28 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 26°14'

Isaac Newton


British astronomer, physicist, mathematician and astrologer who showed how the universe is held together. Newton is often described as one of the greatest names in the history of human thought. Biographers speak of his Annus Mirabilis (year of wonder) as around 1665-66, "with incandescent intensity," when he began his studies into light and color. The mythic story of the apple falling was said to have happened during this time.

After presenting his reflecting telescope to the Royal Society, he sent them his paper on the theory of light on 6 February 1672, meeting with uncommon applause and assuring his place in history. He completed his book III of the "Principia" in 1687. His close collaborator and benefactor was Edmond Halley, who encouraged him in the "Principia," proof-read the mss and paid for the printing. It was formally announced on 28 April 1686, though it did not reach publication until 5 July 1687.

Known as an absentminded professor, a reclusive scholar in academia, Newton was suddenly a public figure. He was appointed Master of the Mint in 1700 and spent the rest of his life involved in politics. On 30 November 1703, he was elected President of the Royal Society and knighted by Queen Anne on 16 April 1705.

Newton died on 20 March 1727 in Kensington, England.

(All dates are given OS)

In the early 21st century, papers that had been purchased by Keynes were studied and "translated" from Newton's cryptic notes; this new review of his notes revealed that Newton had very likely experimentd with alchemy and some of his experiments and formulae are being recreated by scientists now.

A TV program in 2006-7 and news reports at about the same time reported that he was interested in the occult and carried out secret experiments in alchemy. Kim Dziurman writes that he "sought to combine a scientific and spiritual understanding of the Universe" and that he "calculated that the end of the world would be in 2060." She continues that he evidently had a difficult childhood. His father died before he was born; his mother remarried when he was young and left him in the care of his grandparents.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Halley, Edmond (born 29 October 1656 Jul.Cal. (8 Nov 1656 greg.))


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 5 July 1687 Jul.Cal. (15 July 1687 greg.) (Principia Mathematica)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 16 April 1705 Jul.Cal. (27 Apr 1705 greg.) (Knighted, made president of RS)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 20 March 1727 Jul.Cal. (31 Mar 1727 greg.) in Kensington (Age 84)
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Source Notes

Arthur Blackwell quotes F. Manuel, "A Portrait of Isaac Newton," 1968, "born an hour or two after midnight." (December 25, 1642 OS)

(Ebertin gave "between 1:00 and 2:00 AM." Astrology Journal 3/1962 gives 1:00 AM. Blackwell rectified to 1:38:00 GMT.)

(Data Plus UK April 1998 quotes biographer Michael White, "Isaac Newton: The Last Sorceror," 4th Estate Publications,1997, which states that the birth took place "sometime soon after 2am" (on Jan 4, 1643 NS in Woolsthorpe, near Market Overton, Lincolnshire, England.)

Starkman rectifie it to 2.32.32 LMT


  • Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind (One of greatest names in human thought)
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Astronomer, astrologer)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection