In April, 1727, the French writer Voltaire viewed with astonishment the preparations for the funeral of Sir Isaac Newton. The late President of the Royal Society lay in state in Westminster Abbey for the week preceding the funeral on April 4th. On that day, his pall was borne in a ceremonious pageant by two dukes, three earls, and the Lord Chancellor. "He was buried," Voltaire wrote, "like a king who had done well by his subjects." Over the three hundred years since the publication of his Principia Mathematica, Newton has ...

Let Newton Be! 1990, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780198539377

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Let Newton Be! 1989, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198539247