A Biography on Albert Einstein.

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"Imagination is more important than knowledge." (Albert Einstein). That was said by arguably the greatest thinker of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein. He was a renown physicist who brought us E=mc2, and who won the Nobel Prize. As you will find out, he has also succeeded in many different aspects of his life.

Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Germany. He was the first child of Herman and Pauline Einstein. Herman was the owner of an electrical shop; failure followed Herman. His stores never succeeded. A few years after Albert was born Herman and Pauline had another child, Marie. Albert's family helped him get an education during hard times.

Einstein started his education slow, but ended on a good note. Albert went to a Catholic grade school, even though he was Jewish. His family sent him there because the school was closer and cheaper than any other school.

In elementary school and junior high Albert did not do well. At one point his parents believed he may be retarded. Early in high school he still wasn't doing well, so he dropped out at age fifteen. Albert ended up going back at seventeen, but not before taking the entrance exam at the Swiss National Polytechnic School. He failed the exam, but after two more years of high school, he passed. Einstein was once quoted as saying, "Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty." (Albert Einstein).

Albert's childhood was not always the easiest. When Albert was young, he got moved around a lot. From Ulm, Germany to Munich, Germany to Milan, Italy, and ending up in Arrau, Switzerland. All this moving was mostly caused by his father's failing business. Young...