Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Name Day, Albert! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Albert.  Happy name day, Albert!
The name Albert is of Old German origin and means "noble, bright, famous".

The name was revived in the 19th-century, mainly in honor of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, husband of Queen Victoria, who was noted for his enthusiastic support of the application of science to the modern industrial age.  Queen Victoria's many children and grandchildren carried the name to most of the royal families in Europe, but her eldest son's first move as king was to drop it.

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

The name Albert was also made famous by Albert Einstein who devised the theory of relativity as a young man.

Albert Einstein