Born: February 26, 1664, Basel, Switzerland
Died: May 12, 1753, Worcester, United Kingdom
Buried: St Nicholas, St Nicholas Lane, off Hastings Drive & Berkeley way in Warndon Villages, half a mile from junction of the M5, Warndon, Worcestershire, WR4 0SL
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Influenced by: Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton’s work laid the foundation for physics that prevailed until the theories of Einstein and Planck in the 20th century. (Newton’s laws do still apply, except on very small scales where quantum mechanics takes over.) Newton had been reluctant to publish his calculus because he feared controversy and criticism. He was close to the Swiss mathematician Nicolas Fatio de Duillier, whom he met in London around 1690. In 1691, Duillier started to write a new version of Newton's Principia. In 1693, the relationship between Duillier and Newton deteriorated, at the same time Newton suffered a nervous breakdown, and the book was never completed. Some of their correspondence has survived. Newton never married. Although it is impossible to verify, it is commonly believed that he died a virgin, as has been commented on by such figures as mathematician Charles Hutton, economist John Maynard Keynes, and physicist Carl Sagan. In 1733, Voltaire publicly stated that Newton "had neither passion nor weakness; he never went near any woman".
They met (around) 1690 and remained friends until 1693: 3 years.
Sir Isaac Newton PRS MP (December 25, 1642 – March 20, 1727)
Nicolas Fatio de Duillier (alternative names are Facio or Faccio; February 26, 1664 – May 12, 1753)
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Nicolas Fatio de Duillier (February 26, 1664 - May 12, 1753) was a Swiss mathematician known for his work on the zodiacal light problem, for his very close relationship with Isaac Newton, for his role in the Newton v. Leibniz calculus controversy, and for originating the "push" or "shadow" theory of gravitation. He died in 1753 in Maddersfield near Worcester and is buried at St Nicholas (St Nicholas Lane, off Hastings Drive & Berkeley way in Warndon Villages, half a mile from junction of the M5, Warndon, Worcestershire, WR4 0SL).
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