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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 to April 18, 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist widely regarded as the greatest scientist of the 20th century.

He was the author of the general theory of relativity and contributed much to the theoretical development of the special theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and cosmology.

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