Isaac Newton was elected as a Member of Parliament in 1689

Isaac Newton was elected as a Member of Parliament in 1689

Isaac Newton was elected as a Member of Parliament in 1689 and served for exactly one year. During that time, he said one and only one sentence during the lengthy proceedings: he asked a nearby usher to close an open, drafty window.

1. Baby Newton Wasn’t Expected to Live
2. He Almost Became a Farmer
3. His Apple: The True Story

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The story (popularized by Voltaire, no less!) said that Newton was inspired when he saw a falling apple while walking around his family’s garden at Woolsthorpe Manor, to formulate his theory of universal gravitation (some version even claimed the apple fell on his head!).¬†Newton himself actually said that he was staring out the window in his house when he saw an apple fall from a tree.¬†Whatever happened to the tree? The King’s School in Grantham, Linconshire, England, where Newton went to school, claimed to have purchased the tree and moved it to its garden. Naturally, this is a bone of contention with the Woolsthorpe Manor people who are currently in charge of the upkeep of Newton’s home
4. He was Secretive – He Rarely Published
5. He was Deeply Religious
6. He Didn’t Believe in Satan or the Holy Trinity
7. He Was Obsessed with the Bible
8. Newton was an Alchemist
9. Newton Battled Counterfeiters
10. Newton the Politician Uttered Just One Sentence