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Life and career Early life and education See also: Einstein family Einstein at the age of 3 in 1882 Albert Einstein in 1893 (age 14)
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Einstein's matriculation certificate at the age of 17, showing his final grades from the Argovian cantonal school ( Aargauische Kantonsschule , on a scale of 1–6, with 6 being the highest possible mark). He scored: German 5; French 3; Italian 5; History 6; Geography 4; Algebra 6; Geometry 6; Descriptive Geometry 6; Physics 6; Chemistry 5; Natural History 5; Art and Technical Drawing 4. Albert Einstein was born in Ulm , in the Kingdom of Württemberg in the German Empire , on 14 March 1879. [5] His parents were Hermann Einstein , a salesman and engineer, and Pauline Koch . In 1880, the family moved to Munich , where Einstein's father and his uncle Jakob founded Elektrotechnische Fabrik J. Einstein & Cie , a company that manufactured electrical equipment based on direct current . [5] The Einsteins were non-observant Ashkenazi Jews , and Albert attended a Catholic elementary school in Munich, from the age of 5, for three years. At the age of 8, he was transferred to the Luitpold Gymnasium (now known as the Albert Einstein Gymnasium), where he received advanced primary and secondary school education until he left the German Empire seven years later. [18] In 1894, Hermann and Jakob's company lost a bid to supply the city of Munich with electrical lighting because they lacked the capital to convert their equipment from the direct current (DC) standard to the more efficient alternating current (AC) standard. [19] The loss forced the sale of the Munich factory. In search of business, the Einstein family moved to Italy, first to Milan and a few months later to Pavia . When the family moved to Pavia, Einstein, then 15, stayed in Munich to finish his studies at the Luitpold Gymnasium. His father intended for him to pursue
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