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The most recognised scientist in history and the man Time Magazine voted Person of the Century in 1999, Einstein is more than just the brains behind e=mc2. His achievements have surpassed those of Galileo, Newton and Darwin and his name has become synonymous with genius.
1879: Born in Ulm, Germany
1891: Masters Euclidean geometry, aged 12
1894: Writes The Investigation of the state of Aether in Magnetic Fields aged 15
1900: Graduates in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
1902: Finds work as an examiner at the patent office in Berne
1905: Publishes his theory of relativity in Annalen der Physik
1906: Promoted to Technical Examiner Second Class at the Patent Office
1911: Becomes an associate professor at the University of Zurich
1912: Becomes a professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
1919: The Theory of Relativity is described as ‘the greatest scientific discovery ever made’
1921: Awarded the Nobel Prize for physics
1951: Sticks his tongue out to press photographers at his 72nd birthday party
1955: Dies in Princeton, New Jersey