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Lambaréné(lämbärĕnā`), town (1993 est. pop. 14,974), W Gabon, on the Ogooué River. It is a river port and trade center. The famous mission hospital founded by Albert SchweitzerSchweitzer, Albert
, 1875–1965, Alsatian theologian, musician, and medical missionary. Determined to become a medical missionary, he obtained a doctorate in medicine at the Univ.
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a city in Gabon; the administrative center of the region of Ogooué Moyen. Population, 4,000 (1967). Lambaréné is a port on the Ogooué River. Nearby there is a hospital founded in 1913 by the physician A. Schweitzer, in which he worked until his death in 1965.