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Q & A: Isaac Newton: Death by Apple-ing?

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
how did newton die
- shawn (age 5)
sun valley, usa pdqrs
A:
Shawn -

Isaac Newton died on March 31st, 1727 in London, England. He actually lived to be much older than most people at that time - an incredible 84 years old! And no, he didn't die because an apple fell on his head... it seems that it was simply old age. Interestingly, he never even retired. To the day of his death, he held his position as the president of the Royal Society of London, the most prestigious organization of scientists and mathematicians in England.

-Tamara

(published on 10/22/2007)

Follow-Up #1: Newton's job

Q:
what was isacc newtons job
- sorbia (age 11)
A:
For many years he was a professor of mathematics at Trinity College, part of Cambridge University. He also worked for a time as head of the Mint (responsible for making coins and bills) in England.

Mike W.
Lee H

(published on 10/22/2007)

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