PHILOSOPHER

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau (UK: , US: ; French: [ʒɑ̃ʒak ʁuso]; 28 June 1712 – 2 July 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer and composer. His political philosophy influenced the progress of the Enlightenment throughout Europe, as well as aspects of the French Revolution and the development of modern political, economic and educational thought. His Discourse on Inequality and The Social Contract are cornerstones in modern political and social thought. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Jacques Rousseau has received more than 6,029,069 page views. His biography is available in 141 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 134 in 2019). Jean-Jacques Rousseau is the 9th most popular philosopher (up from 10th in 2019), the most popular biography from Switzerland and the most popular Swiss Philosopher.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Jean-Jacques Rousseau ranks 9 out of 1,089. Before him are Socrates, Confucius, Gautama Buddha, Immanuel Kant, René Descartes, and Avicenna. After him are Friedrich Nietzsche, Niccolò Machiavelli, Augustine of Hippo, John Locke, Francis Bacon, and Pythagoras.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1712, Jean-Jacques Rousseau ranks 1After him are Frederick the Great, Count of St. Germain, Sayat-Nova, Francesco Guardi, Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp, Charles-Michel de l'Épée, Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, Tokugawa Ieshige, George Grenville, and Toriyama Sekien. Among people deceased in 1778, Jean-Jacques Rousseau ranks 1After him are Carl Linnaeus, Voltaire, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Anna Maria Mozart, Laura Bassi, James Hargreaves, Thomas Arne, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, Étienne-Gabriel Morelly, Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo, and Charles De Geer.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Jean-Jacques Rousseau ranks 1 out of 749. After him are Leonhard Euler (1707), Le Corbusier (1887), Carl Jung (1875), Paracelsus (1493), Jean Piaget (1896), Henry Dunant (1828), Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), Huldrych Zwingli (1484), Paul Klee (1879), Jean-Paul Marat (1743), and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Switzerland

Among philosophers born in Switzerland, Jean-Jacques Rousseau ranks 1After him are Benjamin Constant (1767), Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821), Jean Vanier (1928), Denis de Rougemont (1906), Jean Ziegler (1934), Frithjof Schuon (1907), Emil Brunner (1889), Jean Starobinski (1920), Emer de Vattel (1714), Edmond Privat (1889), and Jeanne Hersch (1910).

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