Albert Einstein Height

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."

~ Albert Einstein

The greatest and most famous physicist of all time, Albert Einstein's name is synonyms with the word genius -- and not without a reason. He is the one who developed the theory of relativity after all.

But he is also known for making important contributions to the development of the theory of quantum mechanics, so there is that as well.

Einstein was an intellectual giant among us, but if you want to know the vertical length of his physical stature -- that's your problem.

But hey, we don't blame you. People are basically curious apes after all and want to know about all kinds of crazy things.

Anyway, Mr. Einstein's height was actually very well documented. On his Swiss passport, it was 175 cm (probably in shoes), but according to his Swiss Military Service book, it was 171.5 cm -- a number precise enough to be anything but a good measurement.

Therefore you can say that he was average tall for his time.

The real height of Albert Einstein was

5'7½" or 171.5 cm

Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Nikola Tesla height comparison
Sir Isaac Newton (5'6"), Albert Einstein (5'7½"), and Nikola Tesla (6'2")

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'11"
India 5'5½" 5'½"
Mexico 5'6½" 5'1½"
China 5'6½" 5'1½"
Japan 5'7½" 5'2½"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3¾"
United States 5'9¼" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9½" 5'4¼"
Canada 5'10" 5'4½"
Australia 5'10" 5'4½"
Germany 5'10½" 5'5"
Sweden 5'11" 5'5½"
Netherlands 5'11½" 5'6"

Data was collected from official sources wherever possible. A more detailed chart can be found here.

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."

~ Albert Einstein