Albert and Elsa in They were first cousins. Einstein fell ill with ulcer and liver problems in 1917 while he was separated from his wife Mileva Marić. His cousin Elsa Lowenthal nursed him back to health and the two were wed in
Le Corbusier and Albert Einstein, Two of the brightest minds from the past century. Back in Le Corbusier met Albert Einstein at Princeton after traveling to New York to present at the United Nations his project for the UN Headquarters.