Albert Einstein, 1879-1955

@article{Whittaker1955AlbertE1,
  title={Albert Einstein, 1879-1955},
  author={Edmund Taylor Whittaker},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={1955},
  pages={37 - 67}
}
Albert Einstein was born on 14 March 1879, at Ulm in Wurttemberg, Germany, the son of Hermann Einstein and his wife, Pauline, née Koch. Hermann Einstein was in partnership with his brother, an engineer, in a small factory producing electrical supplies. From an autobiographical fragment* we learn that the Einstein parents were Jewish, but non-observant of their religion; at a very early age the boy’s religious nature became dissatisfied with the spiritual emptiness of his surroundings: seeking… 
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