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Semi-protected edit request on 25 December 2016[edit]

Based on the Modern Day Calendar (Gregorian Calendar), Issac Newton was born on 4th of January 1643 and died on 31st March 1727... Although according to the Julian Calendar at use at that time. The date of birth according to wiki has been set on 25th December 1642 as follows "Sir Isaac Newton FRS (/ˈnjuːtən/;[6] 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/27[1]) was an English physicist and mathematician... ". Although wiki refers to the Julian Calendar in the later part of the context, I think it is more appropriate to set his date of birth and death as 4th Jan 1643 and 31st March 1727, respectively as that is the calendar we use right now and it is more precise to where the earth was, in it's orbit around the sun, when Newton was born. RIturajP (talk) 05:45, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. - Mlpearc (open channel) 05:52, 25 December 2016 (UTC)


Heraldry notion[edit]

Please notice the coat of arms mentioned isn't "personal" but inherited from Newton baronets#Relationship to Isaac Newton, I suggest replacing the statement under the picture to "Newton baronets coat of arms, (was) adopted by Isaac Newton".31.154.81.28 (talk) 15:21, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Chairman Peng Xi if you may consider the above...thank you.31.154.81.28 (talk) 08:32, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
Theramin maybe, you may help...31.154.81.28 (talk) 14:30, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
Omnipaedista maybe you may help :-)?213.8.204.76 (talk) 22:34, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
Josve05amaybe you may help :-)? (see the above if you may)213.8.204.2 (talk) 18:44, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

I have adjusted the caption and added a couple of refs. GrindtXX (talk) 22:21, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

GrindtXX brilliant, thank you.213.8.204.2 (talk) 00:35, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

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Spam for historian[edit]

There is some spam for an historian here.

The historian is Tom Whiteside.

I don't know who put it in to the article.

Some effort is needed to find the culprit. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 6trgklmn (talkcontribs) 08:46, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

What makes you think it's spam? Whiteside's been dead for almost a decade, so it's not him. - SummerPhDv2.0 16:54, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
The remark was posted by Garfield Garfield on 25/12/2014. It could be seen as peacock verbiage. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 31.54.203.120 (talk) 10:53, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Now that we have established that, would you like to explain what you want to change and why or, perhaps, do it yourself? - SummerPhDv2.0 13:29, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
I've removed the mention of Whiteside. The sentence seemed to be simply saying that Whiteside wrote a paper about Newton. Given that Newton was one of the major figures of scientific history, I would imagine that hundreds or thousands of notable people have written books and papers about him; there seems no obvious reason to mention this one, nor does it seem to have any particular relevance to the section of the article it appeared in. TSP (talk) 14:00, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

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