Albert Einstein was born on Friday 14 March 1879, at 11:30 am in the house at Bahnhofstrasse B, No. 135 situated in the city of Ulm in Württemberg in southern Germany. His mother was Pauline Einstein (née Koch) and his father Hermann Einstein. Both were Jews. Hermann traded quilts, until his brother Jacob are not persuaded him to the common assumption factory producing gas installations and plumbing. In 1881 the family moved to Munich, where he was undertaking, there is a November 18, 1881, she gave birth to Mary, only sister of Einstein.
Albert first came in contact with science, when he was five years. His father showed him a compass, which had an effect on the Alberta deep and lasting impression. " At that time, Albert began his studies at home. Because his mother was a player, Albert at age six he began to learn violin. Lessons to fetch the age of thirteen, and later played for the old age, until it began to cause him too much difficulty. In 1886, he began to attend school, where he was one of the best students. Since 1888, he went to Catholic Luitpold Gymnasium in Munich, where he also went well. Einsteins company began to collapse, so in 1894, Einstein moved to the state to Milan, Italy  , and not wanting to let their son stopped teaching, left him in Munich in the care of extended family members. According to Mary at that time her brother became nervous, there were even signs of depression. Half a year after the departure of Einstein had written to parents of school and joined his parents in Milan, where he was preparing to enter university. When in October after arriving in Zurich, 1895, also enter the entrance examination to the nightmare Polytechnic (later renamed the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich - ETH), he needed special permission because he lacked the two-year minimum age. Unfortunately, due to weak performance in the humanities exam attempt failed