Albert Schweitzer (January 14, 1875-September 4, 1965) was born into an Alsatian family which for generations had been devoted to religion, music, and education. His father and maternal grandfather were ministers; both of his grandfathers were talented organists; many of his relatives were persons of scholarly attainments. Schweitzer entered into his intensive theological studies in 1893 at the University of Strasbourg where he obtained a doctorate in philosophy in 1899, with a dissertation on the religious philosophy of Kant, and received his licentiate in theology in 1900.
Albert Schweitzer earned doctorates in philosophy and theology, had a reputation as one of Europe's finest organists, and came to international fame with his 1906 best seller, The Quest of the Historical Jesus . He said he first felt the Lord's calling in 1904 to become a physician in Africa, and over the objections of family, friends, and colleagues, the 30-year-old minister and college teacher enrolled in medical school. Eight years later he had obtained a third doctorate, in medicine, with specialized training in tropical medicine and surgery. He then departed for Lambaréné in the French Congo (now Gabon), where he built a clinic inside a chicken coop on the shores of the Ogowe River.
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Dr. Schweitzer's Hospital FundAlbert Schweitzer (1875-1965): Albert Schweitzer was born the son of a Lutheran pastor, and brought up in the quiet valley villages of the Vosges Mountains, Alsace, then part of Germany and later part of France. He showed no sign of early talent, but in his teens suddenly developed a late flowering of impassioned curiosity. In his twenties he wrote seminal works on Bach, on the Historical Jesus and on organ building. He became an acclaimed organist, a church pastor, principal of a theological seminary and a university professor with a doctorate in philosophy. None of this satisfied him, and at the age of 30, aware of the desperate need of Africans for medical care, he decided to become a medical doctor and devote the rest of his life to serving the people of Africa.
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Albert Schweitzer - Biography on Bio.Search the Bio. channel website Born to a Lutheran pastor, Schweitzer’s relations had, for generations, devoted their lives to religion, music and education.
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Born on January 14, 1875 in a country village in Alsace (then part of Germany; later part of France), Albert Schweitzer was the son of a Lutheran pastor.
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Reviews of and Quotes From Books About Dr. Schweitzer Here is my review of a book about Dr. Schweitzer. All the books I review are in English.
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Kaisersberg, Germany. [now Kaysersberg, France], Lambaréné, French Equatorial Africa. [now Gabon] Albert Schweitzer was born on January 14, 1875, in Kaysersberg, near Strasbourg, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany (now in Alsace, France).
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, physician, and missionary, was born in 1875, son of a Lutheran pastor, in Alsace, then German but now French. (Alsace and Lorraine are two provinces lying between France and Germany, and for centuries they have belonged to whoever won the last war.) He studied at Strasbourg and at Paris, and around 1900 he became a doctor of philosophy and a doctor of theology, and was ordained to the Lutheran ministry and became a preacher and a lecturer in philosophy.
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connected that ideal as in Albert Schweitzer."Albert Schweitzer was born as the second child of a priests family in Kaysersberg.
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