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Albert Einstein was a vegetarian Scientist

Birthday: March 14, 1879
Birthplace: Germany

Albert Einstein is one of the most famous figures in history. He was a scientist known for his formula, E=MC(2). Einstein was a vegetarian during the last year of his life, although he had supported the idea for a long time. In a letter to Max Kariel he said, "I have always eaten animal flesh with a somewhat guilty conscience," and soon after became a vegetarian. Enstein's famous quote, "Nothing will benefit health or increase chances of survival on earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."


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Hi all - Although I would LOVE to believe this, I've researched Einstein for many years. He was not a vegan or vegetarian until later on in life when he took ill. Then he decided a plant based diet would be best for his health. I have not found ANY information on him being vegan though, ever. Sorry -just thought the info here should be correct. Tina Volpe

@hd1lady The terms vegetarian and vegan were one and the same at some point: Lacto-ovo-vegetarian is not vegetarian, because vegetarian=vegan. Therefore, Einstein might have been vegetarian->vegan. However, even if he wasn't vegan, and just "vegetarian", what he did and said about it still represents a big support. :)

A great source of info regarding Einstein's interest in vegetarianism is Sadly, the 'famous quote' certainly can't be attributed to him, other than maybe as a wildly exaggerated translation...

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