Schweitzer

1989 AS6. Discovered 1989 Jan. 11 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named in memory of Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), German theologian, doctor and philosopher, organist and musicologist. Early in his life he felt deep "reverence for life" and studied medicine as a professor of theology. In 1913 he founded a hospital in the jungle near Lambarene, when he was working in Africa as a missionary-doctor. His philosophy culminated in a universal affirmative ethics of an active charity. His accomplishments involving organ music included an interpretation of Bach {see planet (1814)}. Schweitzer was awarded the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts on behalf of the Brotherhood of Nations. (M 30803)

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