Albert Einstein Facts – 100 Curious Facts About Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein childhood facts

Einstein developed his interested in science when he got a pocket compass from his father when he was 5 years old. That made him wonder what made the needle to point only in a certain direction and not anywhere else.

Einstein was an average student, but math is one area where he excelled.

In the mid 1890s Einstein’s family moved to Milan, Italy after their business lost out on a major contract.

Albert Einstein was left at a relative’s boarding house in Munich to complete schooling.

Einstein was not happy with the idea of compulsory military duty when he turned of age, and withdrew from classes using a doctor’s note as an excuse in 1894. He then rejoined his family in Italy.

Einstein failed the entrance exam for the Swiss Polytechnic, a science, mathematics, technology and engineering school, in 1895, when he was 16.

Einstein on the advice of the principal of Polytechnic, attended Argovian cantonal school in Aarau, Switzerland, in 1895-96.

Einstein then fell in love with Marie, who was the daughter of Jost Winteler, who managed the school where Einstein was studying.

In 1896, he passed the exam and got enrolled in the 4 year mathematics and physics teaching diploma program in Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich.

Einstein was a Jew and German, however he renounced his German citizenship in 1896. He acquired Swiss citizenship in 1901 and died as an American citizen is 1955.