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Where did Newton study?

Newton was encouraged by his mother to become a farmer, but his uncle saw the talent Newton had for science and math and helped him enroll in Trinity College in Cambridge. Newton spent four years there, but he returned to his hometown of Woolsthorpe to flee the spread of the Black Plague in 1665. During the two years that he spent studying in Woolsthorpe, Newton made his most notable developments of calculus, gravitation, and optics.


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