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Albert Einstein's Biography

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Scientist Albert Einstein achieved world fame for his theory of relativity and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921.

Albert Einstein was born on 14 March 1879 in Ulm, Germany and died on 18 April 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey.

In 1896 Einstein started training as a maths and physics teacher at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, however he struggled to get a teaching post and in 1902, Einstein took a job as a technical assistant in the Swiss Patent Office.

In his spare time, Albert Einstein worked on his theories and in 1905 he published The Special Theory of Relativity - in which Einstein describes the motion of particles moving close to the speed of light.

Einstein then took various academic posts, and in 1916 Einstein's General Theory of Relativity was published.

According to the FBI's official site:

"An investigation was conducted by the FBI regarding the famous physicist because of his affiliation with the Communist Party. Einstein was a member, sponsor, or affiliated with thirty-four communist fronts between 1937-1954. He also served as honorary chairman for three communist organizations."

Here are Albert Einstein's basic details according to an FBI memo of 25 February 1952. 

FBI file on Eintein extract basic data
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