Obituary: Stephen Hawking – BBC News

Despite a crippling illness, Stephen Hawking became one of the most respected scientists of his age.

Stephen William Hawking was born in Oxford on 8 January 1942. His father, a research biologist, had moved with his mother from London to escape German bombing.

Hawking grew up in London and St Albans and, after gaining a first-class degree in physics from Oxford, went on to Cambridge for postgraduate research in cosmology.

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