Albert Einstein's childhood was normal for the most part; however, he learned to speak at a late age. The young scientist needed a private tutor at age 5 so he could be prepared to enter school. The boy grew up in a midd... More »

Albert Einstein's family tree begins with his parents, salesman and engineer Hermann Einstein and homemaker Pauline Koch Einstein. Albert was born in 1879, and his sister, Maja, followed two years later. More » Family Genealogy

As a boy and adult, Albert Einstein was a creative, intelligent and soft-spoken person who preferred solitude and immersing himself into elaborate constructions and thought problems over social interactions. He appeared ... More »

Albert Einstein lived in a number of places throughout his life, including Germany from 1879 to 1894, Italy from 1894 to 1895 and Switzerland from 1896 to 1911 before going back to Switzerland until 1914 and then to Amer... More » History Modern History Modern Europe

Albert Einstein had three children with Mileva Maric. Their first child, a daughter named Lieserl, was born out of wedlock in 1902 and given up for adoption. Einstein and Maric married in 1903. Their marriage produced tw... More »

Albert Einstein was the son of Hermann and Pauline Einstein, a secular, middle-class Jewish couple. Albert was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Germany, a small town less than 100 miles from Munich. More »

Albert Einstein's brain was cut into 240 pieces after his death in 1955, and scientists determined that the physicist's parietal lobe was 15 percent larger than normal, and that part of his brain was missing the Sylvian ... More » Science Human Anatomy Nerves