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Anecdotes and Essays about Newton

Other Anecdotes

Perhaps because of his status as an eighteenth century icon of Reason so soon after his death, Newton generated a very large number of anecdotes, some more of which are listed below.
  • South Sea Bubble, see Newton: the Man
  • Annus Mirabilis
  • Absent mindedness
  • No calculus in Principia?
  • Nervous breakdowns, paper fires and heavy metal poisoning
  • Alleged inability to draw up an account ledger
  • Birth on Christmas Day and Galileo's death that year
  • ``Speech'' in Parliament
  • Visit of Peter the Great

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