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Albert Einstein

1879 - 1955

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Albert Einstein ( EYEN-styne; German: [ˈalbɛʁt ˈʔaɪnʃtaɪn] (listen); 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Einstein has received more than 40,116,076 page views. His biography is available in 209 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 205 in 2019). Albert Einstein is the 2nd most popular physicist, the 3rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular German Physicist.

Albert Einstein is most famous for his theory of relativity. He developed the theory in 1905 and it is now one of the most important theories in modern physics. The theory states that time and space are not absolute and that they are relative to the observer. It also states that the speed of light is constant.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Albert Einstein ranks 2 out of 721. Before him are Isaac Newton. After him are Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking, Michael Faraday, Wilhelm Röntgen, Max Planck, Alessandro Volta, Niels Bohr, James Prescott Joule, André-Marie Ampère, and Ernest Rutherford.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1879, Albert Einstein ranks 1After him are Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky, Paul Klee, Kazimir Malevich, Franz von Papen, Otto Hahn, Emperor Taishō, Emiliano Zapata, Max von Laue, Owen Willans Richardson, and Alma Mahler. Among people deceased in 1955, Albert Einstein ranks 1After him are Alexander Fleming, Thomas Mann, James Dean, Dale Carnegie, Fernand Léger, José Ortega y Gasset, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Charlie Parker, Sadako Sasaki, Arthur Honegger, and Helmuth Weidling.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Albert Einstein ranks 3 out of 5,289. Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven (1770) and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685). After him are Martin Luther (1483), Karl Marx (1818), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Albrecht Dürer (1471), Otto von Bismarck (1815), Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), and Richard Wagner (1813).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Albert Einstein ranks 1After him are Wilhelm Röntgen (1845), Max Planck (1858), Werner Heisenberg (1901), Georg Ohm (1789), Heinrich Hertz (1857), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Otto von Guericke (1602), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Max von Laue (1879), and Johannes Stark (1874).