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Isaac Newton (1642-1726) was an English mathematician, astronomer, theologian and physicist who is widely recognized as one of the most significant scientists of all time.  A handful of the many contributions Newton made to science include the development of classical mechanics, calculus, the laws of motion and laws of gravity.  He also built the first practical reflecting telescope and made the first theoretical calculation of the speed of sound.  Newton was a fellow of Trinity College and the second Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

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