Albert Einstein Facts

Albert Einstein Facts

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist and philosopher of science who developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. He is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 which has been called "the world's most famous equation". See the Einstein fact file below for more information.

Name
Albert Einstein

Date of Birth
March 14, 1879

Date of Death
April 18, 1955

Place of Birth
Ulm, in Wurteemberg, Germany

Birth Family
Hermann and Pauline Einstein

Marriage/Spouse
Mileva Maric; later married Elsa Lowenthal

Children
daughter Lieserl
sons Hans Albert Einstein and Eduard
stepdaughters Margot and Ilse (from his second marriage)

Education
Attended a Catholic elementary school
Secondary school – Swiss Federal Polytechnic School
In 1905 obtained doctorate degree

Career
Theoretical physicist

Reason for Fame
considered greatest physicist ever

Additional Information
Throughout his life, Einstein published hundreds of books and articles. Most were about physics.
In 1922, Einstein was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.