Isaac Newton (England, 1642-1727)
derived mathematical laws of mechanics that seemed perfection
itself. Although superseded by Einstein's theory, Newton's equations
are still used to calculate all but the most extreme motions.
"Newton, forgive me," wrote Einstein; "you found the only way
which in your age was just barely possible for a man with the
highest powers of thought and creativity. The concepts which you
created are guiding our thinking in physics even today..."