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Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1935
Number:27 - 3
 
Nominee:
Name:Albert Schweitzer
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1875
Year, Death:1965
Profession:Doctor of Philosophy, Theology and Medicine. Musician and missionary
University:University of Strasbourg
Country:FRANCE (FR)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1952
 
Motivation:Albert Schweitzer was nominated for his humanitarian work on a religious basis. Originally a student of theology and philosophy, he entered medical school in 1905 in order to qualify as a mission doctor in Gabon, at the time part of French Equatorial Africa. In 1913 he arrived at Lambaréné where he and his wife set up a hospital. He spent most of his life at Lambaréné, although he was still preoccupied with philosophical problems. His most significant contribution in this respect was the book "The Philosophy of Civilization" (1923), in which he developed the concept "reverence for life" as a universal principle of ethics. He also made efforts to promote Franco-German reconciliaton.
 
Nominator:
Name: Professors at the University of Zurich
Profession:Professors
University:University of Zurich
City:Zurich
Country:SWITZERLAND (CH)
 
 
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