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David Gregory (June 3, 1659October 10, 1708) was a Savilian Professor of astronomy at Oxford and a commentator on Isaac Newton's Principia. June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... // Events May 25 - Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... // Events March 23 - James Francis Edward Stuart lands at the Firth of Forth July 1 - Tewoflos becomes Emperor of Ethiopia September 28 - Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya Kandahar conquered by Mir Wais In Masuria one third of the population die during the plague J... Sir Isaac Newton in Godfrey Knellers 1689 portrait Sir Isaac Newton (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727 by the Julian calendar in use in England at the time; or 4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727 by the Gregorian calendar) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and alchemist who...

Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, the nephew of James Gregory, Gregory studied at Marischal College, part of the University of Aberdeen, from 1671 and 1675, beginning when he was only 12 years old. (There is, however, no evidence that he received a degree.) After his university studies, still only 16 years old, Gregory visited several countries on the continent and did not return to Scotland until 1683. At the age of 24 he was appointed professor of mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... James Gregory (November 1638 – October 1675), was a Scottish mathematician and astronomer. ... Marschal College viewed from Upper Kirkgate Marischal College was founded in 1593 in Aberdeen by George Keith, 5th Earl Marischal of Scotland. ... The University of Aberdeen is a university in Aberdeen, Scotland, founded by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen in 1495 as Kings College. ... Events June 6 - The Ashmolean Museum opens as the worlds first university museum. ... The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is a renowned centre for teaching and research in Edinburgh, Scotland. ...

In 1690, during a period of political and religious unrest in Scotland, Gregory decided to leave for England where, in 1691, he was elected Savilian Professor at Oxford, due in large part to the influence of Isaac Newton. The same year he was elected to be a Fellow of the Royal Society. Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... The Royal Society of London is claimed to be the oldest learned society still in existence and was founded in 1660. ...

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GREGORY, DAVID, the able commentator on Newton’s Principia, and Savilian professor of astronomy at Oxford, was born at Aberdeen on the 24th of June, 1661.
Gregory had a formidable rival to contend with, as great interest was used for Halley at court, and he had besides rendered himself eminent by his numerous and important discoveries.
Gregory drew an analogy from the construction of the eye, and by referring to the method by which this was effected in nature, gave the hint that the same principle might be applied in practice.
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