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Albert Schweitzer

Philosopher, Theologian
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Net worth 2018: $1.1 Million
Industry: Theologians
Residence: Kaysersberg
Country: French
BirthDay: 14 January 1875
Sigh: Aquarius
Died On: September 4, 1965
Education: University of Strasbourg (1893 – 1899)
BIOGRAPHY

Albert Schweitzer was bornon 14 January 1875 in Kaysersberg, French, is Philosopher, Theologian. Albert Schweitzer was a German born French theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary. His founded the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, now in Gabon, west central Africa (then French Equatorial Africa). Schweitzer is also greatly known as a music scholar and organist who was a profound scholar of the music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Many of his Bach recordings are currently available on CD. He started and greatly influenced the Organ reform movement. Schweitzer was the founder of universal ethical philosophy and universal reality. He is best known for challenging the secular view of Jesus as depicted by historical-critical methodology present during his time in certain academic circles, as well as the traditional Christian view, depicting a Jesus Christ who saw himself as the world-saving Messiah. He won the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of “Reverence for Life”. Several films have been made on Albert Schweitzer’s life.

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1965

Albert Schweitzer suffered a stroke on 28 August 1965 and died from it on 4 September 1965 in Lambaréné

1924

In 1924, when her father returned to Africa she remained behind with her mother in Königsfeld, her father’s birth place, where he had built their family home

1919

Their only daughter, Rhena, was born in January 1919 in Europe

1912

On 18 June 1912, Albert Schweitzer married Helene Bresslau, daughter of one of his professors

1910

In 1910, it was translated into English by William Montgomery

1906

Also in 1906, his first theological work, ‘Geschichte der Leben-Jesu-Forschung’ (History of Life-of-Jesus) was published, generating immense interest

1901

In 1901, Albert Schweitzer began his career as a provisional principle at his alma mater, the Theological College of St

1900

Next in 1900, he received his licentiate in theology

1899

In 1899, Charles-Marie Widor had asked Schweitzer to write on the great musician, Johann Sebastian Bach

1898

In 1898, he went to Paris to complete his PhD dissertation at the Sorbonne

1896

On his return, he resumed his studies in theology and music, concurrently, attending the operas of Richard Wagner, visiting Bayreuth Festival in 1896

1894

In 1894, he had to go for his one year compulsory military service

1893

In 1893, Albert Schweitzer received his school leaving certificate and entered the Theological College of St

1885

In 1885, 10 year old Albert was sent to live with his granduncle at Mulhouse to be educated at its excellent gymnasium

1875

Albert Schweitzer was born on 14 January 1875 in Kaysersberg, a little village in Upper Alsace, where his father, Louise Schweitzer, was a pastor of a small Protestant congregation

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