Born March 14, 1879
Ulm, Württemberg, Germany
Died April 18, 1955 (aged 76)
Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879. Moving first to Italy and then to Switzerland, the young prodigy graduated from high-school in 1896.
In 1905, while working as a patent clerk in Bern, Switzerland, Einstein had what came to be known as his “Annus Mirabilis” — or “miracle year”. It was during this time that the young physicist obtained his Doctorate degree and published four of his most influential research papers, including the Special Theory of Relativity. In that, the now world famous equation "e = mc2" unlocked mysteries of the Universe theretofore unknown.
Ten years later, in 1915, Einstein completed his General Theory of Relativity and in 1921 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics.
The iconic status cemented in 1919 when Arthur Eddington’s expedition confirmed Albert Einstein’s prediction. It also launched him to international superstardom and his name became a household word synonymous with genius all over the world.
“All of science is nothing more than refinement of everyday thinking.”