Albert Einstein was one of the most creative scientists of all time. In 1905, he published three scientific papers that completely changed how scientists looked at the universe.
This web site has a timeline showing important events in Einstein's life. It will also help you understand a little about the remarkable theories and ideas of this great scientist.
Here's a book with more information about Einstein:
Albert Einstein: Scientist of the 20th Century, by Catherine Reed, Macmillan, 1991