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, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest and most influential physicists of all time. Einstein is best known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also made important contributions to the development of the theory of quantum mechanics. Relativity and quantum mechanics are together the two pillars of modern physics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Einstein has received more than 50,738,017 page views. His biography is available in 214 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 209 in 2019). Albert Einstein is the 2nd most popular physicist, the 2nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular 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, Albert Einstein ranks 2 out of 717Before him are Isaac Newton. After him are Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking, Michael Faraday, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alessandro Volta, Max Planck, Robert Hooke, Pierre Curie, Hans Christian Ørsted, and James Prescott Joule.

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Among people born in 1879, Albert Einstein ranks 1After him are Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky, Paul Klee, Kazimir Malevich, Emperor Taishō, Franz von Papen, Otto Hahn, 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, José Ortega y Gasset, Sadako Sasaki, António Egas Moniz, Charlie Parker, Fernand Léger, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and Alberto Ascari.

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Among people born in Germany, Albert Einstein ranks 2 out of 6,142Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven (1770). After him are Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), Martin Luther (1483), Karl Marx (1818), Charlemagne (748), Johannes Gutenberg (1394), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Johannes Kepler (1571), and Otto von Bismarck (1815).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Albert Einstein ranks 1After him are Wilhelm Röntgen (1845), Max Planck (1858), Georg Ohm (1789), Werner Heisenberg (1901), Heinrich Hertz (1857), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Max Born (1882), Otto von Guericke (1602), Max von Laue (1879), Carl Zeiss (1816), and Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804).