Timeline of scientists
Explore the history of science with a timeline showing the life spans of the greatest scientists of all time.
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”
Isaac Newton (1643 – 1727)
Without the work of Galileo and Copernicus before him, Isaac Newton may never have discovered his law of universal gravitation, which in turn laid the foundations for Albert Einstein to develop his famous theory of general relativity.
Every major scientific breakthrough owes so much to those that have come before. Take a journey through time and discover the scientists who have built on each others revolutionary ideas to collectively transform our understanding of the world forever.
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Galileo Galilei (15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642) was an Italian physicist, mathematician, engineer, astronomer, and philosopher, responsible for some of the most revolutionary developments in the history of science. Building upon the work of Nicholas Copernicus before him, he laid down the foundations that Isaac Newton needed for formulating his famous three laws of motion and theory of
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was Born in Vinci, Republic of Florence (present-day Italy) on the 15th of April 1452. To celebrate his life and works we have an interactive timeline of his major works.