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Hans Albert Einstein

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Death: Died in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States
Cause of death: Heart failure
Immediate Family:

Son of Albert Abraham Einstein, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1921 and Mileva Einstein, [Albert Einstein 1st wife]
Husband of Elisa Frieda* Einstein, [1st wife] and Elizabeth Einstein-Roboz, [2nd wife]
Father of Bernhard Caesar Einstein; Klaus Martin Einstein, [Albert Einstein gd.son] and Evelyn Einstein
Brother of Lieserl Einstein and Eduard (Tete) Einstein

Occupation: Professor of Hydraulic Engineering, Emeritus
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About Hans Albert Einstein

Hans Albert Einstein

  • May 14, 1904 Berne, † July 26, 1973 Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA

Hans Albert, the first son of Albert Einstein (1879–1955) and Mileva Maric (1875–1948) was born in Bern in Kramgasse 49 on May 14, 1904.

Hans Albert’s childhood was a normal one. Einstein, who worked also a lot at home on his physical theories besides his work in the Berne Patent Office liked to take care of his son. Mileva reported: “My husband spends his pastime at home mostly playing with his son.” Einstein and Mileva’s second son Eduard (1910–1965) was born in Zurich in 1910. He was given the nickname “Tete”.

On September 22, 1913, Zastava, a Novi Sad newspaper published the following announcement: “Yesterday in the local Serbian Orthodox Church were baptized two little Swiss, sons of Albert Einstein, grandsons of our esteemed friend and fellow citizen, Milos Maric”. The kum was Dr. Laza Markovic.

Einstein and his family moved to Berlin in 1914. As Mileva didn’t like Berlin and the marriage was broken she returned to Zurich with her sons only a short time later. Hans Albert suffered much from the separation of his parents. The marriage was divorced in 1919.

In Zurich Mileva took care of the education of her sons by herself. Hans Albert became an independent, intelligent and decent young man. Despite the separation Einstein often visited his sons and Mileva in Zurich. He also undertook little journeys with his sons. Hans Albert was a very good student. After passing his A-levels he began to study engineering at the Swiss Technical College (ETH - Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule) in Zurich. He wanted to become an engineer. He ended his study as civil engineer in 1926 and after that worked for some time as designer in the area of steel construction in Dortmund.

The relationship between father and son had been disturbed for many years. Only after Hans Albert and his first wife, Frieda Knecht, had married in 1927, did the relationship become a normal one. Hans Albert and Frieda had three children. Their first son, Bernhard Caesar, was born in 1930 and two years later the second son Klaus Martin was born. Klaus Martin, however, died already at the age of six on a diphtheria infection. The third child was Evelyn, an adopted child born in 1941. Frieda died surprisingly in 1958 and one year later Hans Albert married the doctor Elizabeth Roboz. This marriage produced no children.

Albert Einstein and his second wife Elsa emigrated to the United States in the autumn of 1933. There he found a new working place in Princeton, New Jersey. Hans Albert went to the United States on his own in 1937 to look for work and a new home. He went back to Switzerland in January 1938. Only in June 1938 did he continuously stay with his family in the United States. There he worked as a research engineer at the Agricultural Experiment Station in Clemson, South Carolina. Until 1947 he worked as a research engineer at the Californian Institute of Technology in Pasadena. He went to Berkeley with his family in 1947.

Hans Albert’s brother Eduard began suffering from schizophrenia in 1930. He died in “Burghölzli”, a psychiatric sanatorium in Zurich in 1965. Mileva died in Zurich in 1948.

Hans Albert worked in Berkeley as professor for hydraulics at the University of California from 1947 to 1971. He gained international fame through his work. The relationship to his father got better and together they traveled through America.

Shortly before Albert Einstein died in Princeton in 1955, his son Hans Albert had spent many hours on his sickbed.

Hans Albert died on heart failure on July 26, 1973.

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Hans Albert Einstein (From Wikipedia)

Born Hans Albert Einstein May 14, 1904(1904-05-14)

Bern, Switzerland

Died July 26, 1973 (aged 69) Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA

Cause of death Heart failure

Residence Switzerland (1904-1926) Germany (1926-1938) USA (1938-1973)

Nationality Switzerland (1904-1973) USA (1943-1973)

Occupation Hydraulic engineer

Religion Serbian Orthodox

Spouse(s) Frieda Knecht

Children Bernhard Caesar, Klaus Martin and Evelyn Knecht

Parents Albert Einstein and Mileva Maric

Relatives Eduard Einstein, Lieserl Einstein

Notes

"I have also considered many scientific plans during my pushing you around in your pram!" Albert Einstein in a letter to his son Hans Albert, June 1918

Hans Albert Einstein (May 14, 1904 – July 26, 1973) was a professor at University of California, Berkeley. He was the second child, and the first son, of renowned physicist Albert Einstein (1879–1955) and his first wife, Mileva Marić (1875–1948). His papers are held by the Water Resources Center Archives at UC Berkeley.

Honours

In tribute to Einstein's life-long contributions to the field, his former graduate students published a book of research in his honor in 1972, Sedimentation: Symposium to Honor Professor H.A. Einstein.

The University of California also awarded him the title: Professor of Hydraulic Engineering, Emeritus

In 1988 the American Society of Civil Engineers created the Hans Albert Einstein Award to recognize outstanding achievements in erosion control, sedimentation and/or waterway development.

Family and personal

Hans Albert was born in Bern, Switzerland, where his father Albert Einstein worked as a clerk in the patent office. His younger brother Eduard Einstein was born in 1910 and died in 1965. The fate of his older sister, Albert Einstein's and Mileva Marić's first child, is unknown. Their parents divorced in 1919 after living apart for five years.

In 1927 he married Frieda Knecht. They had three children — Bernhard Caesar (b. 1930-2008), a physicist; Klaus Martin (1932–1938); and Evelyn (b. 1941, an adopted child). Frieda died in 1958, and Hans Albert later married Elizabeth Roboz.

Upon his death Hans Albert was buried near Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States.

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He was a professor at University of California, Berkeley. He was the second child, and the first son, of renowned physicist Albert Einstein (1879–1955) and his first wife, Mileva Marić (1875–1948). His papers are held by the Water Resources Center Archives at UC Berkeley.

Honours:

In tribute to Einstein's life-long contributions to the field, his former graduate students published a book of research in his honour in 1972, Sedimentation: Symposium to Honor Professor H.A. Einstein.

The University of California also awarded him the title: Professor of Hydraulic Engineering, Emeritus

In 1988 the American Society of Civil Engineers created the Hans Albert Einstein Award to recognize outstanding achievements in erosion control, sedimentation and/or waterway development.

Family and personal:

Hans Albert was born in Bern, Switzerland, where his father Albert Einstein worked as a clerk in the patent office. His younger brother Eduard Einstein was born in 1910 and died in 1965. The fate of his older sister, Albert Einstein's and Mileva Marić's first child, is unknown. Their parents divorced in 1919 after living apart for five years.

In 1927 he married Frieda Knecht. They had three children — Bernhard Caesar (b. 1930-2008), a physicist; Klaus Martin (1932–1938); and Evelyn (b. 1941, an adopted child). Frieda died in 1958, and Hans Albert later married Elizabeth Roboz.

Upon his death Hans Albert was buried near Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Albert_Einstein

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Hans Albert Einstein's Timeline

1904
May 14, 1904
Bern, Switzerland
1913
September 21, 1913
Age 9
Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia
1927
1927
Age 22
United States
1930
July 10, 1930
Age 26
Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
1933
March 15, 1933
Age 28
Zurich, Zürich District, Zurich, Switzerland
1941
1941
Age 36
Adopted in 1942
1947
1947
- 1971
Age 42
Berkeley, CA, United States
1947
- 1970
Age 42
United States
1958
1958
Age 53
1973
July 26, 1973
Age 69
Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States