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Bust of Newton - Leicester Square Gardens, London

The area of London where UK film premieres take place. With loads of cinemas.

 

This is a bust of Newton in Leicester Square Gardens, near the Odeon West End.

 

It is a bust of Isaac Newton, by William Calder Marshall (1874).

 

Newton lived from 1642 to 1727. He was a Scientist, Mathematician and Philospher.

 

The bust is here because he was supposed to have lived in Leicester Square, when he infact lived nearby at 35 St Martin's Street.

 

He was President of the Royal Society from 1703 to 26 and was knighted in 1705.

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Taken on October 16, 2009