Einstein was born on March 14,1879 and died on April 18,1955. His theory of relativity, expressed as the equation E = mc2 changed the world's view about the meaning of space and time.
In 1999 Time Magazine named Einstein the "Person of the Century"
Einstein was born into a Jewish family He felt a close affinity with the Jewish people. Einstein defined Judaism as a culture with a shared historical past and common ethical values rather than as an institutionalized religion. For him the main values of Judaism were intellectual aspiration and the pursuit of social justice. He did not believe in a personal god, but that the divine reveals itself in the physical world.
Albert Einstein was offered the Presidency of Israel in 1952 but turned it down.
In May of 2008, Einstein's letter about God sold for $404,000.
Einstein was a Pacifist, but his theories were the catalyst to the creation of the atomic bomb. He was rumored to have helped with the Manhattan project because he saw the horrors that were occuring to the Jews in Germany.