The Remarkable Mileva Marić

In October of 1900, a young Serbian woman named Mileva Marić was at her family home in southern Hungary when a letter arrived from her lover—a former classmate at the Zurich Polytechnic named Albert Einstein. “I’m so lucky to have found you,” he wrote, “a creature who is my equal, and who is as strong and independent as I am! I feel alone with everyone else except you.”