Mileva Maric

Mileva Maric

weiblich 1875 - 1948  (72 Jahre)

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  • Name Mileva Maric 
    Geboren 19 Dez 1875  Titel, Vojvodina, Serbien Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Geschlecht weiblich 
    Biography Mileva Maric was born on December 19, 1875, into a wealthy family in Titel, in the province of Vojvodina, the eldest of three children of Miloš Maric (1846–1922) and Marija Ruzic - Maric (1847–1935). Shortly after her birth, her father ended his military career and took a job at the court in Ruma and later in Zagreb. She began her secondary education in 1886 at a high school for girls in Novi Sad, but changed the following year to a high school in Sremska Mitrovica. Beginning in 1890, she attended the Royal Serbian Grammar School in Šabac. In 1891 her father obtained special permission to enroll Maric as a private student at the all male Royal Classical High School in Zagreb. She passed the entrance exam and entered the tenth grade in 1892. She won special permission to attend physics lectures in February 1894 and passed the final exams in September 1894. Her grades in mathematics and physics were the highest awarded. That year she fell seriously ill and decided to move to Switzerland, where on the 14th November she started at the "Girls High School" in Zurich. In 1896, Mari? passed her Matura-Exam, and started studying medicine at the University of Zurich for one semester. In the autumn of 1896, Maric switched to the Zurich Polytechnic (later Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH)), having passed the mathematics entrance examination with an average grade of 4.25 (scale 1-6). She enrolled for a diploma course to teach physics and mathematics in secondary schools at the same time as Albert Einstein. She was the only woman in her group of six students, and only the fifth woman to study mathematics and physics at the Polytechnic. She and Einstein became close friends quite soon.

    In October Maric went to Heidelberg to study at Heidelberg University for the winter semester 1897/98, attending physics and mathematics lectures as an auditor. She rejoined the Zurich Polytechnic in April 1898, where her studies included the following courses: differential and integral calculus, descriptive and projective geometry, mechanics, theoretical physics, applied physics, experimental physics, and astronomy. Maric sat the intermediate diploma examinations in 1899, one year later than the other students in her group. Her grade average of 5.05 (scale 1-6) placed her fifth out of the six students taking the examinations that year. (Einstein had come top of the previous year's candidates with a grade average of 5.7. Maric's grade in physics was 5.5, the same as Einstein's.) In 1900 Maric failed the final teaching diploma examinations with a grade average of 4.00, having obtained only grade 2.5 in the mathematics component (theory of functions). Einstein passed the exam in fourth place with a grade average of 4.91.

    Maric's academic career was disrupted in 1901 when she became pregnant by Einstein. When three months pregnant, she resat the diploma examination, but failed for the second time without improving her grade. She also discontinued work on her diploma dissertation that she had hoped to develop into a Ph.D. thesis under the supervision of the physics professor Heinrich Weber. She went to Novi Sad, where her daughter, referred to as Lieserl, was born in 1902, probably in January. Her fate is unknown: she may have died in late summer 1903, or been given up for adoption.
    In 1903 Maric and Einstein married in Bern, Switzerland, where Einstein had found a job at the Federal Office for Intellectual Property. In 1904 their first son Hans Albert was born. The Einsteins lived in Bern until 1909, when Einstein got a teaching position at the University of Zürich. In 1910 their second son Eduard was born. In 1911 they moved to Prague, where Einstein held a teaching position at the German University. A year later, they returned to Zurich, as Einstein had accepted a professorship at his alma mater. In July 1913 Max Planck and Walther Nernst asked Einstein to accept to come to Berlin, which he did, but which caused Mari? distress. In August the Einsteins took a walking holiday with their son Hans Albert, Marie Curie and her two daughters, but Maric was delayed temporarily due to Eduard's illness. In September the Einsteins visited Maric's parents near Novi Sad, and on the day they were to leave for Vienna Maric had her sons baptised as Orthodox Christians. After Vienna Einstein visited relatives in Germany while Maric returned to Zurich. After Christmas she traveled to Berlin to stay with Fritz Haber who helped her look for accommodation for the Einsteins' impending move in April 1914. The Einsteins both left Zurich for Berlin in late March, on the way Einstein visited an uncle in Antwerp and then Ehrenfest and Lorentz in Leiden while Maric took a holiday with the children in Locarno, arriving in Berlin in mid-April. In May Ehrenfest noted that Mari? was pining for Switzerland, and in summer she took the boys back to Zurich, to a boarding house, never to return to Albert. By the end of 1914 the couple's friends realized the marriage had collapsed; Maric moved to a flat on Voltastrasse and Einstein promised her an annual maintenance of 5600 Reichsmarks.
    The couple divorced on February 14, 1919. They had negotiated a settlement whereby the Nobel Prize money that Einstein anticipated he would soon receive was to be placed in trust for their two boys, while Maric would be able to draw on the interest, but have no authority over the capital without Einstein's permission, After Einstein married his second wife in June, he returned to Zurich to talk to Mari? about the children's future, taking Hans Albert on Lake Constance and Eduard to Arosa for convalescence.
    In 1922, Einstein received news that he had won the Nobel Prize in November and the money was transferred to Maric in 1923. The money was used to buy three houses in Zurich: Maric lived in one, a five story house at Huttenstrasse 62, the other two were investments. The family of Georg Busch, later to become Professor at the ETH, was one of her tenants. In the late 1930s the costs of Eduard's care — he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia — and institutionalized at the University of Zurich psychiatric clinic "Burghölzli"; overwhelmed Maric and resulted in the forced sale of two of the houses. In 1939 Maric agreed to transfer ownership of the Huttenstrasse house to Einstein in order to prevent its loss as well, with Maric retaining power of attorney. Einstein also made regular cash transfers to Maric for Eduard's and her own livelihood.
    Maric died at the age of 72 on August 4, 1948 in Zurich, and was buried at Nordheim-Cemetery.

    Source: Wikipedia 
    Gestorben 4 Aug 1948  Zürich, Zürich, Schweiz Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Personen-Kennung I29106 
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    Familie Albert Abraham Einstein,   geb. 14 Mrz 1879, Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort,   gest. 18 Apr 1955, Princeton, New Jersey, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort  (Alter 76 Jahre) 
    Verheiratet 6 Jan 1903  Bern, Bern, Schweiz Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Geschieden 14 Feb 1919 
     1. Lieserl Einstein,   geb. Jan 1902, Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbien Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort,   gest. 18 Sep 1903, Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbien Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort  (Alter ~ 1 Jahre)
    +2. Hans Albert Einstein,   geb. 14 Mai 1904, Bern, Bern, Schweiz Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort,   gest. 26 Jul 1973, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States, (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort  (Alter 69 Jahre)
     3. Eduard Einstein,   geb. 28 Jul 1910, Zürich, Zürich, Schweiz Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort,   gest. 25 Okt 1965, Zürich, Zürich, Schweiz Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort  (Alter 55 Jahre)
    Zuletzt bearbeitet am 26 Nov 2016 
    Familien-Kennung F3534  Familienblatt

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