He was a lifelong atheist who was offered the presidency of the State of Israel.
He was a dedicated pacifist who helped usher in the atomic age.
He was a modest man whose face may be the most familiar one in the world.
Though pictured mainly as a frail, unkempt old man, he was adored by women, fathered an illegitimate child when he was 23 and after marriage engaged in a number of extramarital affairs.
The complex and contradictory man was, of course, Albert Einstein, one of the greatest intellects of all ages, who radically transformed our understanding of the universe.