It is said that Isaac Newton, at the age of 23, came home and made his famous discoveries. Who sponsored him? Or did he farm while doing his research?

  • If I remember correctly, he did a lot of his major stuff during the Plague, where he was in his castle avoiding everyone so he didn't get sick. In short, I don't think he did ANYTHING but develop the Calculus. – Doryan Miller Mar 25 '14 at 18:07
  • it's an excellent question. he wasn't rich. he got scholarship while in Cambridge, and did valet before it. so he clearly needed some income to survive during the plague 2 years. – Aksakal Mar 25 '14 at 18:23
  • @jinawee - Perhaps I'm being dense, but I don't see the answer in there. – T.E.D. Mar 27 '14 at 12:38
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    @MarkC.Wallace We can't mark it duplicate because then, it will say, This question is duplicate and already has an answer here.... But it has no answer anywhere. Anyway, he was certainly from a rich family. At least better than other better scientists. – user3459110 Mar 27 '14 at 13:32
  • Then perhaps we should just close/delete the question? – Mark C. Wallace Mar 27 '14 at 13:33

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