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Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
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(Jun 28, 1712, Geneva – Jul 2, 1778, Chateau d’Ermenonville, near Paris), the second son of Isaac Rousseau, a watchmaker, and his wife Suzanne, who died shortly after the birth of her child. In 1722 Isaac left Geneva after a violent altercation. Rousseau lived for two years with Pastor Lambercier in Bossey, a village outside Geneva; between 1725 and 1728, he apprenticed in Geneva as an engraver. In Annecy he became acquainted with the baroness Madame de Warens; she prepared him fo…

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Kronauer, Ulrich, “Rousseau, Jean-Jacques”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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