Aristotle's father was physician to King Amynthas II. Aristotle lost both his parents when he was young. Although not a lot is known of his childhood, at the age of 18 he was sent by his guardian to study at Plato's Academy in Athens. He stayed there for 20 years, and when he left spent some time teaching Alexander the Great. His views on physical Science profoundly shaped medieval scholarship. Aristotle not only studied almost every subject possible at the time, but made significant contributions to most of them.
Details are sketchy as to why Ruth was sent by his parents to an Catholic Orphanage when he was the age of 7. It was at this orphanage that he was introduced to the game of baseball, a game he excelled at. Babe Ruth became known as one of the greatest and most beloved players to ever set foot on a baseball field.
Both of Tolkien's parents died by the time he was 12, and he was brought up by the family's Catholic priest. From an early age he was an excellent scholar, and had a specialised interest in languages. Finishing his degree before enlisting in the Great War in 1916, he lost all but one of his close friends by 1918. Becoming good friends with CS Lewis, the pair often discussed religion. Lewis later said that his conversations with Tolkien were a key factor in his decision to embrace Christianity. Tolkiens book The Lord of the Rings was often voted the best loved book of all time.