This famed astronomer paid for the first printing of Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica.
Edmund Halley. Newton was reluctant to publish the Principia Mathematica, and only did so after Halley promised to pay the printing costs. Halley later used Newton’s calculations to predict the return of the comet now called Halley’s Comet.
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