Mileva Marić was a physicist and mathematician that contributed very significantly to Einstein’s work. Letters and numerous testimonies confirm that they worked together to 1914. ”How happy I will be when the two of us together will have brought our work on relative motion to a victorious conclusion”, he wrote.
But the story doesn't end with the fact that he got the credit for their work. During the last years of marriage she was psychologically abused, accepting cruel marital demands that he imposed to save the relationship, while having an affair with his cousin. He also destroyed her letters and other relevant documents and never mentioned her contributions to his work.
Why does she remains in the unknown while there’s evidence to claim that without her he would have never succeeded? How many more brilliant women might have been behind the men that supposedly changed history? How much different our society could be if these role models would have been available for all of us?