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1879: Origin and Family of Albert Einstein

1879: Origin and Family of Albert Einstein
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Einstein’s father is known for providing the first electric lighting of the famous Oktoberfest in Munich.

The scientist Albert Einstein was born on this day in 1879 in the city of Ulm in the German state of Württemberg. Ulm is located on the Danube River, close to the Bavarian border. Einstein’s father, Hermann, sold bed feathers in Ulm, but already a year after Albert’s birth the family moved to Munich in neighboring Bavaria. Of course, Albert’s father and mother were both German Jews.

In Munich, Einstein’s father accepted a job involving electrical equipment and is known for providing the first electric lighting of the famous Oktoberfest in Munich. The first wife of Albert Einstein was a Serb, Mileva Marić. They met at mathematics and physics study in Zurich, where she was the only female student. It is interesting that she attended high school at the Classical Gymnasium in Zagreb, where she had the highest grades in mathematics and physics. Einstein’s second wife was his first cousin, Elsa. It is interesting that Albert and Elsa’s mothers were sisters, moreover their fathers were also first cousins.

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