Robert Einstein: the engineer cousin of Albert Einstein in Italy (Part 1)

by Stefania Bufano

Robert and Albert’s Fathers in Italy

 

Robert Einstein (Munich, 1884), an engineer and Albert Einstein’s cousin, as well as some other Einstein relatives, had a long connection with Italy.

Hermann Einstein, Albert’s father, a German entrepreneur and electricity industry pioneer, with Jacob Einstein, also an engineer and Robert’s father, in 1894 moved their activities to Pavia.

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Hermann Einstein

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Pauline Einstein

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Maria (Maja) and Albert Einstein, c. 1893

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The same year Albert’s mother and sister, Pauline Einstein and Maria (Maja) Einstein, moved to Milan with Hermann and then to Pavia, while Albert stayed in Munich to study and would join the family later for a period.

 

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Via Ugo Foscolo 11. The house of the Einstein Family lived in Pavia

 

The Einstein’s factory in Italy, the Officine Elettrotecniche Nazionali Einstein-Garrone, closed after two years.

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The Officine Elettromeccaniche Einstein-Garrone in Pavia

 

Hermann re-started a new activity still in Italy, but then died in Milan in 1902. He was buried in the Monumental Cemetery of Milan, at The Edicola Palanti (Civico Mausoleo Palanti) dedicated to honorable citizens of Milan.

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Viale Partigiani 5, Pavia. The location of Officine Elettrotecniche Einstein-Garrone

 

Later, Jacob also died in Milan, in 1912, but he was buried in Austria.

 

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