Albert Einstein had an IQ of 160. This is the same IQ level as Stephen Hawking. Einstein was born in Germany on March 14, 1879.Know More
Even as a child Albert Einstein was interested in science. He was also a great music lover and played the violin and piano. He taught himself geometry when he was 12. He found school life difficult because of the strict discipline and left when he failed an exam at the age of 16. He became a Swiss citizen in 1901 and married Mileva Maritsch that same year. He worked in a patent office in Bern from 1902 until 1909. It was during this period that he obtained his Doctorate degree and published four research papers, including one on the topic of the Special Theory of Relativity, which featured the well known equation "e=mc2."
In 1909 Einstein began working as Professor Extraordinary in Zurich. In 1914 he became a German citizen again and worked at the University of Berlin. He married his second wife, who was also his cousin, in 1919. In 1921 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. He moved to America in 1933 and took the position of Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton. After he retired he carried on enjoying physics until he died on April 18, 1955.Learn more about Modern History
Albert Einstein chose to emigrate to the United States because of Adolf Hitler's rise to power. Due to Einstein's Jewish ancestry, he was targeted by Nazis.Full Answer >
No, Albert Einstein never failed math as a student. Einstein was an accomplished mathematician, even at a young age. This is true in spite of stories that claim he struggled in math during his younger years.Full Answer >
In 1952, Albert Einstein declined the presidency of Israel. The position was largely a ceremonial one, but Einstein declined, saying that he lacked both the aptitude and the experience necessary to carry out the official functions of the position.Full Answer >
An IQ of 126 allows someone to become a member of the International High IQ Society, as an IQ of at least 124 is required to enter. The high IQ range is 115 to 129. This range includes 15 percent of the population.Full Answer >