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Around 1886 Albert Einstein began his school career in Munich As well as his violin lessons which he had from age six to age thirteen he also had religious education at home where he was taught Judaism Two years later he entered the Luitpold Gymnasium and after this his religious education was given at school He studied mathematics in particular the calculus beginning around 1891 In 1894 Einsteins family moved to Milan but Einstein remained in Munich In 1895 Einstein failed an examination that would have allowed him to study for a diploma as an electrical engineer at the Eidgenssische Technische Hochschule in Zurich Einstein renounced German citizenship in 1896 and was to be stateless for a number of years He did not even apply for Swiss citizenship until 1899 citizenship being granted in 1901 Following the failing of the entrance exam to the ETH Einstein attended secondary school at Aarau planning to use this route to enter the ETH in Zurich While at Aarau he wrote an essay for which was only given a little above half marks in which he wrote of his plans for the future see 13- If I were to have the good fortune to pass my examinations I would go to Zurich I would stay there for four years in order to study mathematics and physics I imagine myself becoming a teacher in those branches of the natural sciences choosing the theoretical part of them Here are the reasons which lead me to this plan Above all it is my disposition for abstract and mathematical thought and my lack of imagination and practical ability Indeed Einstein succeeded with his plan graduating in 1900 as a teacher of mathematics and physics One of his friends at ETH was Marcel Grossmann who was in the same class as Einstein Einstein tried to obtain a post writing to Hurwitz who held out some hope of a
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