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Jean-Jacques Rousseau (I) (1712–1778)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born on June 28, 1712 in Geneva, Switzerland. He was a writer, known for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), Le Gai Savoir (1969) and 4 Days in France (2016). He was married to Thérése Levasseur. He died on July 2, 1778 in Ermenonville, France. See full bio »


(age 66) in Ermenonville, France

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Le Gai Savoir Writer


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 2016 4 Days in France (verse: Vers & fragments)
 2009 Joachim Gatti, variation de lumière (Documentary short) (text - uncredited)
 1983 Kuolema savolaiseen tapaan (TV Series) (opening quotation - 6 episodes)
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 1969 Le Gai Savoir (text)
 1962 Le Devin du Village (TV Short) (libretto)
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 1969 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (music: "Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing")
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 1999 Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - #34 (1999)

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Book: "The Confessions". See more »

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Personal Quote:

Hatred, as well as love, renders its votaries credulous.


Rousseau lived for 30 years with an uneducated seamstress named Thérèse Lavasseur, whom he met in 1745. They had five children, all of whom Rousseau had sent to foundling homes in infancy. Conditions being very poor at orphanages in the 18th century, it is unlikely any of them survived. Late in life Rousseau came to regret his actions and tried to track his children down in the hopes of ... See more »

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