Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was born in Ulm (Germany) on March 14, 1879. In the 1920s he learned Go while living in Berlin. In the 1930s Einstein shared an apartment with Emanuel Lasker and was a good friend of Edward Lasker, too. Einstein currently holds an honorary dan certificate by Nihon Ki-in.
Once Edward Lasker gave Einstein an autographed copy of his book on Go and Chess. Einstein gave Edward a copy of his papers on relativity in return. The book given to Einstein later showed up in a used-bookstore. Lasker commented it with: "That's all right. I left his relativity paper on the subway."
- Einstein, Albert: (Preface of) "Emanuel Lasker. The Life of a Chess Master".
- Albert Einstein -- at WikiPedia
- Einstein and Go -- article at Kiseido by Robert A. McCallister
- Einstein and Chess -- by Bill Wall