Oval blue jasper medallion with white relief profile portrait of Newton with a 'shooting star' on the right with a blue background, white portrait.(1642-1727) was an English natural philosopher and mathematician. Newton's formulation of the law of gravity from observing the fall of an apple came in 1666. He went on to devise a reflecting telescope and study Descartes' geometry. His most important published work is the Principia mathematica of 1684. His Optics first appeared in 1704. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

Sir Isaac Newton


About 1790