20c Dr. A. Schweitzer 1976

20c  Dr. A. Schweitzer 1976
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : Rwanda 1976 Dr Schweitzer & Piano keyboard & Music Score 20c from World Leprosy set
Albert Schweitzer OM (14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965) was an Alsatian theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary. He was born in Kaysersberg in the province of Alsace-Lorraine, occupied at the time by 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).
Material Gold
Face value 20 Centimes
Series World Leprosy
Designer O. Bonnevalle
Height 30.00 mm
Width 43.00 mm
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