Jean-Jacques Rousseau, known as one of the most influential thinkers during the 18th-century European Enlightenment period, was born on June 28, 1712, in Geneva, Switzerland. His first philosophical work, A Discourse on the Arts and Sciences, discussed how science and arts had caused the corruption of virtue and morality. Rousseau was also a composer and music theorist.
- Name: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
- Birth Year: 1712
- Birth date: June 28, 1712
- Birth City: Geneva
- Birth Country: Switzerland
- Gender: Male
- Best Known For: Jean-Jacques Rousseau is best known as an influential 18th-century philosopher who wrote the acclaimed work 'A Discourse on the Arts and Sciences.'
- Education and Academia
- Astrological Sign: Cancer
- Death Year: 1778
- Death date: July 2, 1778
- Death City: Ermenonville
- Death Country: France
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- Article Title: Jean-Jacques Rousseau Biography
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- Last Updated: March 26, 2021
- Original Published Date: April 2, 2014