Einstein's closest friend, Michele Besso.

Michele Besso with his bride Anna, 1898. Einstein tried out his radical new ideas in arguments with his unassuming friend, an "extraordinarily fine mind."

You can EXIT to hear a talk ("Jottings of a Genius") on Besso's help to Einstein.
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