Gomez 3 Albert Einstein Who would have though that a genius like Albert Einstein could be such a “slow learner” in his early years. This man was just too smart to be in school, the only support he had was his mother. He not only had problems in the area of math but he also struggled with speech, until this day Albert Einstein is considered one of the top sciencetist in world history. Well he was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany, but he grew up in Munich. At the age of five or so Einstein’s parents suspected that he was mentally retarded. Believe it or not he was one of the most rebellious students in school. So he got kicked out of many German schools and at the end he taught himself in the areas of math and science and he became the amazing person he was. Einstein’s formal education started at the age of six and he also took violin lessons even though he disliked it because with the years he quit. Although Einstein had speech difficulties he was one of the top students in elementary school. As he was growing up he enjoyed building models and mechanical devices for fun. At the age of ten he was introduced to Max Talmud, a medical student who was close to his family. Max taught Albert Einstein the key to science, mathematics, and philosophy text. When he turned eleven he had an intense religious phase. He learned geometry by the age of twelve and from there he moved on to calculus. Like any other man Einstein got married to start a family. He married Mileva Maric on January 6, 1903. Before they got married they had a little baby girl they named her Lierserl, who was born in the early 1902’s. On May 14, 1904 they had their first son, Hans Albert Einstein, and then later they had their second son, Eduard. Albert and Maric unfortunately got a divorced on February 14, 1919, after living apart for five years. Einstein refused to stay alone after he divorced and he remarried Elsa Lowenthal. Elsa nursed Einstein through and illness he suffered. She also happened to be Albert’s first cousin maternally and his second cousin paternally. Together they raised Margot and Ilse; those were Elsa’s daughters from her first marriage. Albert and Elsa had absolutely no children. Einstein made many accomplishments in his life. His fascination with light made him experiment and he found out that, light always travels at the same speed. He also came up with E=MC2, this is one of the most famous equations that show the relationship between mass and energy. Einstein also added to Newton’s theory of gravitational pull, stating that an apple just doesn’t fall to the ground because of gravity, but because of earth’s orbit attracts asteroids. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921, the Copley Medal, in 1925, and the Gold Medal in 1926 in London. Albert Einstein was a very lucky man he was also asked to become the president of Israel, in 1952 but he declined. Albert Einstein died in Princeton, New Jersey, United states; 1955 because of heart failure. Even though he made so many big accomplishments in his life I think the most important thing that he proved was to never judge a book by its cover. Everyone taught that Einstein was dumb, but look at who he became over the time; he proved everyone wrong and became a genius on his own, but of course with the support of his parents because they never gave up on him.