Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Birthplace: Geneva, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Death: Died in Ermenonville, Picardy, France
Cause of death: Officially apoplexy - but suspicions of murder exist
Place of Burial: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Rousseau and Suzanne Bernard
Husband of Marie Thérèse Le Vasseur
Partner of Françoise Louise de Warens
Brother of François Rousseau

Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 1712 – 2 July 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism of French expression. His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological and educational thought.

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Timeline

June 28, 1712
Geneva, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
July 2, 1778
Age 66
Ermenonville, Picardy, France
October 11, 1794
Age 66
Paris, Île-de-France, France