Famous Person Fact – Albert Einstein

6 07 2009

Fact: Albert Einstein did not speak until he was 4-years-old and did not read until he was 7.  His parents thought he was “sub-normal,” and one of his teachers described him as “mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in foolish dreams.”  He was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School.

Today: In 1921 he won the Nobel Prize in Physics and in 1999 Time magazine named him the “Person of the Century”.  One biographer went on to say “to the scientifically literate and the public at large, Einstein is synonymous with genius”.

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