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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 minister, 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 2,464,826 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia. Albert Schweitzer is the 12th most popular physician (down from 11th in 2019), the 112th most popular biography from France (down from 104th 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 12 out of 502Before him are Josef Mengele, Edward Jenner, Basil of Caesarea, Andreas Vesalius, Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, and L. L. Zamenhof. After him are William Harvey, Li Ching-Yuen, Cyril of Alexandria, Cesare Lombroso, Ignaz Semmelweis, and Alois Alzheimer.

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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 Ferdinand Porsche, Jeanne Calment, Gerd von Rundstedt, Ibn Saud, Syngman Rhee, Mileva Marić, and Aleister Crowley. Among people deceased in 1965, Albert Schweitzer ranks 4Before him are Winston Churchill, Malcolm X, and Le Corbusier. After him are Syngman Rhee, Farouk of Egypt, Martin Buber, Stan Laurel, Eli Cohen, W. Somerset Maugham, Louise Mountbatten, and Edward Victor Appleton.

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In France

Among people born in France, Albert Schweitzer ranks 112 out of 6,011Before him are Sarah Bernhardt (1844), Bernard of Clairvaux (1090), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864), Georges Danton (1759), Nicolas Flamel (1330), and Pope Clement V (1264). After him are Philip II of France (1165), Anatole France (1844), Saint Sebastian (300), Rudolf Diesel (1858), Marcel Duchamp (1887), and Jacques Lacan (1901).

Among PHYSICIANS In France

Among physicians born in France, Albert Schweitzer ranks 1After him are Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (1738), Alexis Carrel (1873), Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845), Claude Bernard (1813), Ambroise Paré (1510), Karl Brandt (1904), Jean-Martin Charcot (1825), Hilary of Poitiers (315), Philippe Pinel (1745), René Laennec (1781), and Jean Nicot (1530).