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A Newtonian Chronology

The dates below are Julian calendar with new year starting on 1st January unless stated otherwise. The ``Exit'' and ``Redit'' entries refer to Newton leaving and returning to Trinity College and are derived from Edleston. The recorded exits and redits are rather incomplete.

(The chronology is still a bit sparse and is dominated by the recent addition of exits and redits. This should all change soon.)

1642
25 Dec: Isaac Newton born at Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire.
1649
30 Jan: King Charles I executed for treason.
1655
Newton goes to King Edward VI Grammar School in Grantham.
1658
Sep 3: Death of Oliver Cromwell.
1660
25 May: King Charles II returns to England.
1661
Newton admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge.
1665
Graduates Bachelor of Arts. Returns to Woolsthorpe due to the plague.
1666
Sep 1: Great Fire of London begins.
1667
Returns to Trinity and is elected a Fellow.
1668
Sep 29: Redit
1669
Elected Lucasian professor of mathematics.
Nov 25: Exit
Dec 8: Redit
1671
Apr 17: Exit
May 11: Redit
1672
Jan 11: Elected Fellow of the Royal Society.
Jun 18: Exit
Jul 19: Redit
1673
Mar 10: Exit
Apr 1: Redit
1674
Aug 28: Exit
Sep 5: Redit
1675
Feb 9: Exit
Mar 10: Redit
Oct 14: Exit
Oct 23: Redit
7 Dec: Hypothesis explaining the Properties of Light sent to Oldenburg, secretary of the Royal Society, and read out at meetings that month.
1676
5 Feb: Newton's conciliatory letter to Hooke including the ``On the Shoulders of Giants'' image.
May 27: Exit
Jun 1: Redit
1677
Feb 20: Exit
Mar 3: Redit
Mar 26: Exit
Apr 26: Exit
May 22: Redit
Jun 8: Exit
1678
May 6: Exit
May 27: Redit
1679
May 15: Exit
May 24: Redit
Jun 4: Newton's mother Hannah is buried after dying from a fatal fever with her son present.
Jul 19: Redit
Jul 28: Exit
Nov 27: Redit
1680
Mar 11: Exit
Apr 28: Exit
May 29: Redit
1681
Mar 15: Exit
Mar 26: Redit
May 23: Exit
1682
Feb 21: Exit
Feb 28: Redit
Apr 8: Exit
Apr 29: Redit
May 10: Exit
Sep: Observes the comet later called Halley's Comet.
1683
Mar 17: Exit
May 3: Redit
May 21: Exit
1684
Edmund Halley asks Newton about orbits due to an inverse square law.
1685
Feb : Death of Charles II. Accession of James II.
Mar 27: Exit
Apr 11: Redit
Jun 11: Exit
Jun 20: Redit
Jun-Jul: Monmouth's rebellion is put down and followed by Judge Jeffreys' ``Bloody Assize''.
1687
Mar 25: Exit
Apr 21: Newton and other Cambridge delegates appear before Judge Jeffreys in the Alban Francis case.
May 7: Francis case concluded in favour of Cambridge.
Jul 5: Publication of Principia
1688
Mar 30: Exit
Apr 25: Redit
Jun 22: Exit
Jul 17: Redit
Nov 5: William of Orange lands in England. James flees to France. ``The Glorious Revolution''
1689
Jan 15: Newton elected to Convention Parliament.
Jan 17: Newton attends a dinner with King William.
First surviving portrait painted by Godfrey Kneller.
Apr : Former Judge Jeffreys dies of alcoholic liver failure in the Tower of London.
Bill of Rights passed.
1690
Feb 4: Redit
Mar 10: Exit
Apr 12: Redit
Jun 22: Exit
Jul 2: Redit
1691
Sep 12: Exit
Sep 19: Redit
Dec 31: Exit
1692
Jan 21: Redit
1693
May 30: Exit
Jun 8: Redit
1695
Sep 10: Redit
Sep 14: Exit
Sep 28: Redit
1696
Mar 23: Exit
Apr 13: Appointed Warden of the Mint.
Apr 20: Exit
Moves to London.
1697
Feb 6: Peter the Great, Tzar of the all the Russias, visits Newton at the Mint.
1700
Appointed Master of the Mint.
1702
Mar 8: William III dies. Accession of Queen Anne.
1703
Elected President of the Royal Society.
1704
Publication of Opticks
1705
16 Apr: Knighted by Queen Anne at Cambridge.
17 May: Fails to be elected to parliament.
1709
Moves to Chelsea.
1710
Moves to 35 St Martin's Street.
1713
Publication of second edition of Principia
1714
Death of Queen Anne. Accession of George I.
1716
Death of Leibniz.
1717
Publication of second English edition of Opticks.
1721
Third English edition of Opticks.
1725
Moves to Kensington.
1726
Third edition of Principia
1727
Newton dies and is buried at Westminster Abbey.

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