December 19, 1875 - Birth of Mileva Marić Ruzić, debate still rages over her contribution to Einstein's discoveries

Mileva Maric

This Serbian mathematician from a wealthy family is also known by the name of Mileva Einstein for being a colleague and first wife of Albert Einstein.

Since she was a child, she stood out for her intelligence and her interest in music, painting, physics and mathematics.

Mileva and Einstein began a very strong romantic relationship in 1896 and had three children with him. She decides to sacrifice all her professional and research possibilities to dedicate herself to caring for her family, despite the fact that Mileva already had a great academic background. She had developed research on number theory, differential and integral calculus, elliptic functions, heat theory, and electrodynamics.

The marriage with Einstein deteriorated until their divorce was formalized in 1919 after signing a clause in which Einstein undertook to transfer part of the economic endowment of the Nobel Prize in Physics to Mileva, in case it was awarded, an event that occurred in 1921.

Mileva ran out of money on medical care for her son Eduard, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and whose psychotic episodes and violent attacks led him to suffer a nervous breakdown for which he had to be admitted to the hospital urgently, suffering several strokes that They caused his death in 1948.

The debate about the potential contribution of Mileva to the first works published by Einstein due to his mathematical knowledge is served and is currently maintained thanks to documents and letters that have come to light.

If you want to know more about her life, click on the following link: Mileva Maric

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