Albert Einstein


 * March 14, 1879 Ulm, German Empire; † April 18, 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America. He was a German and from 1901 also a Swiss citizen. He was among others, theoretical physicist, known by the theories of relativity and a.o. Contributions to quantum physics.
The parents Hermann Einstein (August 30, 1847 to October 10, 1902) and Pauline Einstein, born Koch (February 8, 1858 to February 20, 1920, born in Cannstatt, Württemberg; died in Berlin), came from both Jewish families who had been resident in the Swabian region for centuries. The maternal grandparents had changed their surname Dörzbacher to Koch. The paternal grandparents still had traditional Jewish names, Abraham and Hindel Einstein. That changed with Albert Einstein's parents.