Albert Einstein was born on 14 March 1879 in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany, in a Jewish family impractical. His father, Hermann Einstein, was boss of a factory électrochimique. His mother, Pauline Koch was a musician. The family lived with Uncle Albert, an engineer. It was his uncle, not his father, giving a taste of the young Albert mathematics. At 5 years old, his father offered him a gift that marked her life: a compass. Any kid he is, he is very impressed by the mystery that is still the needle, always pointing towards the same direction, while the object rotates in all directions ... He sees the action distance. A 6-year, driven by his parents, he took violin lessons. At first, he shows little interest in the music, until he discovered Mozart's sonatas. It will keep this passion for the violin until the end of his life.
He entered the same age in the elementary school of his parish. Einstein was not a model of academic success ... Very strong in mathematics, it is bad in other subjects, including languages. If he learns mathematics taste for them, it is strength as well as possible to learn other subjects required for obtaining the review. Einstein has even a language, it had very long to learn to speak and is still the target of speech difficulties, which interfere until the age of 9 years.
At 10 years he left his primary school for the Luitpold Gymnasium in Munich. Einstein saw poorly the harshness of the discipline is applied. These gyms (meaning high school) is a German military severity at the end of the nineteenth century. Einstein said: "The teachers told me in primary school the effect of snakes, and the gym lieutenants. At thirteen, he read the "little bible" of geometry. This book is deeply, it inculcates the rigor of logic and makes it abandon any religious dogma.
His studies completed at the gym, he left Germany to come, after having joined his parents in Italy, the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich ... but fails the entrance exam! It...