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Mileva Einstein-Maric was the first wife of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein.
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Life after Einstein was difficult for Maric. She ran a boardinghouse for a time and gave lessons to make ends meet. In 1930, Maric was dealt a devastating blow when her son Eduard suffered a mental breakdown. He was eventually diagnosed with schizophrenia and spent the rest of his life in institutions. Her other son, Hans Albert, moved to the United States with his family in 1938. He joined the faculty of the University of California in 1947.
Mileva Einstein-Maric died in 1948.
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