Woolsthorpe sentence examples

  • SIR ISAAC NEWTON (1642-1727), English natural philosopher, was born on the 25th of December 1642 (o.s.), at Woolsthorpe, a hamlet in the parish of Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, about 6 m.

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  • After having acquired the rudiments of education at two small schools in hamlets close to Woolsthorpe, Newton was sent at the age of twelve to the grammar school of Grantham.

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  • In 1656 Mr Smith died, and Newton's mother came back with her three children to Woolsthorpe.

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  • It is known that while still at Woolsthorpe Sanderson's Logic had been read by him to such purpose that his tutor at Trinity College excused his attendance at a course of lectures on that subject.

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  • It is supposed that it was at Woolsthorpe in the summer of 1666 that Newton's thoughts were directed to the subject of gravity.

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  • The Middle Lias, which enters the county near Woolsthorpe, is about 20 or 30 ft.

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