Biography of Albert Einstein
Son of the Jews Hermann Einstein and Pauline Koch, Albert Einstein was born, on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, a German city where his parents took up residence after their marriage, in 1876. At that time, the father of the future scientist worked in commerce of feathers for the manufacture of mattresses.
The family moved to Munich in 1880, when Einstein was a year old. He learned to play the violin when he was just six years old. Until the end of his life, the violin was his hobby. Einstein's father and uncle Jacob founded a new business in 1885. They started to work with the sale of electrical material.
Einstein decided to complete secondary education in a Swiss school. He graduated in 1896. After renouncing German citizenship, at the age of 17, Einstein, remained for a period without official nationality. Only in 1901, he becomes a Swiss citizen. In Switzerland, he completed higher education at the Polytechnic Institute, becoming a professor a few years later.
In 1903, Einstein married Mileva Maric, with whom he had three children. The eldest, Lieserl, was born before marriage but died as a baby. His son Eduard, trained in literature and music, suffered from schizophrenia and ended up in a Swiss psychiatric hospital, where he died. Hans Albert graduated as professor of hydraulics, being hired by the University of California.