PEACE - Albert Schweitzer 1952 - Basel, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 33.364 E 007° 35.536
32T E 394092 N 5267921
Quick Description: A linden dedicated to Nobel Peace Price laureate Albert Schweitzer and his wife.
Date Posted: 8/22/2013 12:17:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMHX35
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
This linden is located at the front corner of the cathedral of Basel. The tree is dedicated to Nobel Peace Price laureate Albert Schweitzer and his wife. The tree was dedicated on March 24, 2013 on occasion of the 100th anniversary of Schweitzer's departure to Africa, where he founded his famous hospital.

From Wikipedia: "Albert Schweitzer, OM (14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965) was a German—and later French—theologian, musician, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary in Africa best known for his interpretive life of Jesus. He was born in the province of Alsace-Lorraine, at that time part of the German Empire. Schweitzer, a Lutheran, challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by historical-critical methodology current at his time in certain academic circles, as well as the traditional Christian view. He depicted Jesus as one who literally believed the end of the world was coming in his own lifetime and believed himself to be a world savior. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of "Reverence for Life", expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, now in Gabon, west central Africa (then French Equatorial Africa). As a music scholar and organist, he studied the music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach and influenced the Organ reform movement (Orgelbewegung)."
Field of Accomplishment: Peace

Year of Award: 1952

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Secondary Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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