Albert Schweitzer

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Albert Schweitzer

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born
in Kaisersberg, Alsace-Lorraine, France
January 14, 1875

died
September 04, 1965

gender
male

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Albert Schweitzer, M.D., OM, was an Alsatian theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician. He was born in Kaisersberg in Alsace-Lorraine, a Germanophone region which the German Empire returned to France after World War I. Schweitzer challenged both the secular view of historical Jesus current at his time and the traditional Christian view, depicting a Jesus who expected the imminent end of the world. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for his philosophy of "reverence for life", expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Lambaréné Hospital in Gabon, west central Africa.



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“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.”
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