JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Albert Einstein had half a dozen girlfriends
and told his wife they showered him with "unwanted" affection,
according to letters released on Monday that shed light on his
The wild-haired Jewish-German scientist,
renowned for his theory of relativity, spent little time at home. He
lectured in Europe and in the United States, where he died in 1955 at
age 76. But Einstein wrote hundreds of letters to his family.
letters suggested his marriage in 1903 to his first wife Mileva Maric,
mother of his two sons, was miserable. They divorced in 1919 and he
soon married his cousin, Elsa. He cheated on her with his secretary,
In the new volume of letters released on Monday by Hebrew
University in Jerusalem, Einstein described about six women with whom
he spent time with and received gifts from while being married to Elsa.
[via Chris Meisenzahl]