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Isaac Newton n : English mathematician and physicist; remembered for developing the calculus and for his law of gravitation and his three laws of motion (1642-1727) [syn: {Newton}, {Sir Isaac Newton}]

"Sir Isaac Newton has surpassed Albert Einstein as the most influential physicist of all time outranking him by one place. The great English scientist is globally considered the key figure in the Scientific Revolution and his revolutionary scientific discoveries influenced many other great scientists including Einstein. Most experts and historians agree that his book Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy laid the foundation for classical mechanics and he also shares credit with Gottfried Leibniz for inventing calculus."
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