He goes to bed earliest of all/the earliest of all.

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Are both variants correct?
1) He goes to bed earliest of all.
2) He goes to bed the earliest of all.
 
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Who are you talking about? It makes a difference to me.
 

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Who are you talking about? It makes a difference to me.

I thought you don't need much context here... Ok, let it be a six-year-old boy, Jimmy, who lives with his mum, dad and his elder brother. Jimmy goes to bed at 9 p.m. while the others stay up late.
 

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Maybe, earliest without an article means first thing?
 
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