Albert Schweitzer

1875 - 1965

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Ludwig Philipp Albert Schweitzer (German: [ˈalbɛʁt ˈʃvaɪ̯t͡sɐ] (listen); 14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965) was an Alsatian polymath. He was a theologian, organist, musicologist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician. A Lutheran, Schweitzer challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by the historical-critical method current at this time, as well as the traditional Christian view. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Schweitzer has received more than 2,032,584 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Albert Schweitzer is the 11th most popular physician (down from 10th in 2019), the 104th most popular biography from France (down from 96th in 2019) and the most popular French Physician.

Albert Schweitzer was a German theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician. He studied at the University of Strasbourg and became a medical doctor in 1892. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952 for his philosophy of "reverence for life."

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Among physicians, Albert Schweitzer ranks 11 out of 509Before him are Ignaz Semmelweis, Edward Jenner, Josef Mengele, Robert Koch, L. L. Zamenhof, and Basil of Caesarea. After him are Andreas Vesalius, William Harvey, Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, Cyril of Alexandria, Cesare Lombroso, and Nestorius.

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Among people born in 1875, Albert Schweitzer ranks 5Before him are Carl Jung, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, and Rainer Maria Rilke. After him are Syngman Rhee, Ferdinand Porsche, Gerd von Rundstedt, Jeanne Calment, Mileva Marić, Aleister Crowley, and Ibn Saud. Among people deceased in 1965, Albert Schweitzer ranks 4Before him are Winston Churchill, Malcolm X, and Le Corbusier. After him are Syngman Rhee, Martin Buber, W. Somerset Maugham, Stan Laurel, Farouk of Egypt, Eli Cohen, T. S. Eliot, and Nat King Cole.

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In France

Among people born in France, Albert Schweitzer ranks 104 out of 5,234Before him are André Gide (1869), Rudolf Diesel (1858), Bernard of Clairvaux (1090), Charles IX of France (1550), Philip II of France (1165), and Camille Saint-Saëns (1835). After him are Louis XII of France (1462), Paul Verlaine (1844), Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Louis Braille (1809), George Sand (1804), and Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663).

Among PHYSICIANS In France

Among physicians born in France, Albert Schweitzer ranks 1After him are Jean-Martin Charcot (1825), Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (1738), Claude Bernard (1813), Alexis Carrel (1873), Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845), Ambroise Paré (1510), Philippe Pinel (1745), René Laennec (1781), Karl Brandt (1904), Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805), and Hilary of Poitiers (315).