Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics.
In 1895, at the age of 17, Albert applied for early admission into the Swiss Federal Polytechnical School (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule or ETH). He passed the math and science sections of the entrance exam, but failed the rest (history, languages, geography, etc.)! Einstein had to go to a trade school before he retook the exam and was finally admitted to ETH a year later.
He was also not particularly concerned about being well dressed. He also stopped wearing socks because he found his big toe would make a hole in the sock.
Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for his work in the area of Photoelectric Effect in the year 1921.