“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic — Capital City Region

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 24, 2009
1. Albert Schweitzer Marker
{Text in Czech:}

* 1875 Kaysersberg †1965 Lambaréné
Zde koncertoval v letech 1923 a 1928

{Text translated into English:}
Albert Schweitzer
Born 1875 in Kaysersberg, died 1965 in Lambaréné
Performed here in 1923 and 1928

Erected 1993.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicScience & Medicine.
Location. 50° 4.815′ N, 14° 25.075′ E. Marker is in Prague, Hlavní město Praha. Marker is at the intersection of V jirchářich and Opatovická, on the right when traveling east on V jirchářich. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prague, Hlavní město Praha 110 00, Czech Republic. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. T.R. Field Šumavansky (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line in Hlavní mesto Praha); Josef Charvát (about 240 meters away in Hlavní mesto Praha); Vojtěch Hynais (approx. 0.3 kilometers away in Hlavní mesto Praha); Vojta Náprstek
Albert Schweitzer Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 24, 2009
2. Albert Schweitzer Marker - Wide View
The church itself dates to the 14th Century. Note the plaque visible directly below the Schweitzer plaque merely names the church.
(approx. 0.4 kilometers away in Hlavní mesto Praha); The Novotny Footbridge (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Josef Mysliveček (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Johannes Kepler (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Church of St. Salvador (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prague.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the right of the entrance of the church on V jirchářich (street) in the "New Town" section of Prague. The streets are rather narrow in this area, and are much easier to navigate on foot than by car.
Also see . . .
1. Church of St. Michal in Opatovice. Hundred-Spired Prague's web page for St. Michal Church. Includes an embedded 360 degree view of Prague from the church steeple. "..It is worth mentioning that the legendary philosopher, protestant theologist, musicologist, and above all humanist and doctor, professor Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) played organ at the local German Evangelistic church of St. Michal during his Prague visit on 14th January 1923. The concert was repeated during his second Prague visit at the end of 1928. In his honour a memorial plaque was revealed on the outside wall of the church in 1993." (Submitted on November 19, 2010.) 

2. Albert Schweitzer Biography.'s biography of Schweitzer: "...Meanwhile he continued with a distinguished musical career initiated at an early age with piano and organ lessons. Only nine when
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he first performed in his father's church, he was, from his young manhood to his middle eighties, recognized as a concert organist, internationally known. From his professional engagements he earned funds for his education, particularly his later medical schooling, and for his African hospital. Musicologist as well as performer, Schweitzer wrote a biography of Bach in 1905 in French, published a book on organ building and playing in 1906, and rewrote the Bach book in German in 1908."
(Submitted on November 19, 2010.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 780 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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