Einstein was born during the imperial era in Germany in 1879

Einstein was born during the imperial era in Germany in...

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Einstein was born during the imperial era in Germany in 1879. He died 76 years later in  Princeton, New Jersey exactly one decade after the defeat of Nazi Germany and the  dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan. He thus witnessed the two world wars, the high  point and demise of the old European order, and the rise of industrialization and new  technologies such as telephones, automobiles, X-rays, and radioactivity. But Einstein  himself inaugurated some of the most fundamental transformations of his age, including  the rise of theoretical physics, the extension of Newtonian mechanics to the  submicroscopic realm of atoms and nuclei, and the birth of relativity theory. Einstein was  thus both a product and a shaper of the scientific and cultural context in which he lived  and worked. Einstein grew up during the years following the unification of Germany in 1871, a time of 
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