Albert Einstein marries Mileva Maric

Einstein and Marić married in January 1903, and in May 1904 the couple’s first son, Hans Albert Einstein, was born in Bern, Switzerland.

Their second son, Eduard, was born in Zurich in July 1910. In 1914, Einstein moved to Berlin, while his wife remained in Zurich with their sons. Marić and Einstein divorced on 14 February 1919, having lived apart for five years. Einstein married Elsa Löwenthal (née Einstein) on 2 June 1919, after having had a relationship with her since 1912. She was his first cousin maternally and his second cousin paternally. In 1933, they emigrated permanently to the United States. In 1935, Elsa Einstein was diagnosed with heart and kidney problems and died in December, 1936.i

Mileva Maric was Albert Einstein's first wife. Einstein married Mileva Maric on January 6, 1903. The two witnesses at the quiet wedding were the original members of the Olympia Academy, Maurice Solovine and Conrad Habicht. There were no honeymoon and after the celebratory meal in a local restaurant the couple returned to their new home on 49 Kramgasse, close to Berne's famous clocktower.

They had two sons. Their daughter Lieserl was born before their marriage and died in childhood. At the time of Mileva's death in 1948 her oldest son Hans Albert was a professor in hydraulic engineering at the University of California at Berkley. A Serbian mathematician, Mileva Maric was Einstein's companion, colleague and confidante whose influence in his most creative years was enormous.

After their marriage Mileva subordinates her professional goals to Einstein's. She was born in Titel-Vojvodina, a northern part of Yugoslavia of Serbian parents. Einstein and Mileva met as students at Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute in Zurich.