Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany in 1879. He lived a normal childhood, with his parents (Herman and Pauline Einstein) and his little sister Maja.
To his parent's annoyance, Albert learnt to talk at a late age. Although he went to school when he was quite young he also received instruction at home on Judaism and violin. By the age of 12 he had taught himself Geometry!
In 1900, at the age of 21, Einstein graduated college, ready to become a physics teacher - If he could find a job ...
Hoping to marry the love of his life, Mileva Maric, Einstein knew that he must find a job, and he did - not as a physics teacher as he hoped but instead as a Patent clerk at the Swiss Federal Office for Intellectual Property in Bern. And in 1902 they had a daughter called Lieserl.
But happily ever afters aren't for everyone and in 1919 him and Mileva divorced and Albert married again to Elsa Einstein - his cousin! He also divorced his job, and focused more on his original plan - Physics. He developed the special and general theories of relativity and in 1921, he won the Nobel Prize for physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect.
Albert Einstein died in April 1955 from an abdominal aortic aneurysm. He had requested that his body be cremated, but in a bizarre incident, Princeton pathologist Thomas Harvey removed his famous brain during his autopsy and kept it in the hope of unlocking the secrets of his genius.