Albert Schweitzer Biography

Doctor, Theologian, Scholar, Journalist, Philosopher, Preacher, Missionary (1875–1965)
Albert Schweitzer was Alsatian-German theologian, philosopher, organist, and mission doctor in equatorial Africa, whose goal was the Brotherhood of Nations.


Albert Schweitzer was born Jan. 14, 1875, in Kaysersberg, Germany. His book The Quest of the Historical Jesus established him as a world figure in theological studies. During these years he also became an accomplished musician. In 1913 he become a mission doctor in Gabon. Interned there briefly as an enemy alien, and later in France as a P.O.W., he turned his attention towards world problems.

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