The Greatest Thinker Of The 20th Century

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Einstein
Albert Abraham Einstein. It is a name we all know, the name of, perhaps, the greatest thinker of the 20th century. He revolutionized the world with his thinking, not just in physics, but also in philosophy, ethics, and religion. In 2000, he was named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Century”. That alone can tell you how much Einstein affected the way one sees the world. He changed the world so much, that his formulas and hypotheses are held as the foundation for modern science.
Every great scientist has a backstory. A tale of how he or she was brought up or raised and the hardships they faced to get where they needed to go. Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14th in 1879. His parents were from ordinary. Hermann and
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It was this quality that helped him become a great scientist. When Einstein was five, he became fascinated by his father 's pocket compass, intrigued by invisible forces that cause the needle always to point north. Later in life, Einstein will look back at this moment as the genesis of his interest in science. Growing up, young Albert took music lessons, playing both violin and piano; stoking a passion for music that he maintained throughout his life. He once said that had he not been a scientist, he would have been a musician. “Life without playing music is inconceivable for me,” he declared. “I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music…I get most joy in life out of music.” Einstein’s mother, Pauline, was a talented pianist who brought music to life in the family home. Albert began to learn the violin at the age of six, while his family was still living in Munich. His violin remained his constant companion. Just before his 17th birthday Albert played at a music examination in the cantonal school. The inspector reported that “a student called Einstein shone in a deeply felt performance of an adagio from one of the Beethoven sonatas”. In addition to his skill on the violin, he also played the piano, though he was not as talented or as fascinated with it as he was the violin. Albert had a little bit of a rough life. The Einstein family moved from Germany to Italy in search of better work because they were struggling financially. Albert, aged
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