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I know of some scientists who lived adverse situations in their parths to become scientists or when scientists.

  • Galileo Galilei was jailed and died in prison for heresy due to his findings
  • Newton was bullied
  • Einstein did his scientific work in his spare time of work
  • Faraday had little formal education and he had to educate himself.

Do you know other cases like these ones? Which scientists lived adverse situations for becoming reknown scientists?

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  • $\begingroup$ Your very first example makes this question similar to hsm.stackexchange.com/q/11397/10106. $\endgroup$ – Gariman Singh Feb 11 at 12:22
  • $\begingroup$ Charles Darwin was ridiculed and bitterly attacked, depicting him as an ape, for his theory of evolution. $\endgroup$ – Leo Feb 11 at 14:19
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    $\begingroup$ Galilei was jailed for his trial, but not even his punishment was prison. His punishment was that he became out-of-favor in the papal state. His execution was never considered seriously. The Church has not said that the has not right, the Church said the he has not enough proof. He was not sued because his views, but because he insulted in his books a lot of powerful people in the papal state. He lived the rest of his life from the pension of the pope, as a free man. Read more history, the whole Galilei-story, as it lives in the common knowledge, is a fabrication. $\endgroup$ – peterh - Reinstate Monica Feb 11 at 15:05
  • $\begingroup$ "reknown" should be "renown," "parths" should presumably be "paths." As for the question itself, it is way too broad for my taste, thousands of scientists would qualify. $\endgroup$ – Moishe Kohan Feb 11 at 18:06