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Albert Schweitzer

Nationality: German
Profession: philosopher, mathematician
From: 1 14, 1875 To September 4, 1965
90 Years

AboutAlbert Schweitzer

AlbertSchweitzer was a French-German theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian,philosopher, and physician who born on 14 January 1875 inKaysersberg. His fathername was Louis Théophile and mother name was Adele Schweitzer. HeleneSchweitzer was his former spouse and the couple has a daughter Rhena SchweitzerMiller. His father taught him how to play music during his childhood.Schweitzer developed the belief that true Christianity should always worktowards a unity of faith and purpose. 

At theMulhouse gymnasium he received his "Abitur" (the certificate at theend of secondary education) in 1893. From 1885 to 1893 he studied organ inMulhouse with Eugène Munch. In 1893 he played for the French organistCharles-Marie Widor who deeply impressed, agreed to teach Schweitzer withoutfee, and a great and influential friendship thus began.  

From 1893Schweitzer studied Protestant theology at the Kaiser Wilhelm University inStrasbourg. There he also received instruction in piano and counterpoint fromProfessor Gustav Jacobsthal, and associated closely with Ernest Munch. In 1894h served his one-year compulsory military service. He published his PhD thesisat the University of Tübingen in 1899.In 1905; Schweitzer began his study ofmedicine at the University of Strasbourg. In 1899 Schweitzer became a deacon atthe church of Saint Nicholas in Strasbourg. In 1900, with the completion of hislicentiate in theology, he was ordained as curate, and that year he witnessedthe Oberammergau Passion Play. 

He alsowrote many books like in 1906 he published Geschichte der Leben-Jesu-Forschungwhich is published in English in 1910 under the name The Quest of theHistorical Jesus and became famous. In 1931 he published "The Mysticism ofPaul the Apostle"; a second edition was published in 1953. By extremeapplication and hard work, he completed his studies successfully at the end of1911. Because of s philosophy of “Reverence for Life" he received theNobel Peace Prize in 1952. He also wrote many quotes on different topics and his best quotes are available on this site. His most interesting success quote is given below, 

“Success isnot the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what youare doing, you will be successful. 

He died on 4 September 1965 at the age of 90 years.

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