Jean-Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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 5,666,622 page views. His biography is available in 134 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Jean-Jacques Rousseau ranks 10 out of 1,005Before him are Gautama Buddha, Confucius, Immanuel Kant, René Descartes, Pythagoras, and Avicenna. After him are Friedrich Nietzsche, Niccolò Machiavelli, Augustine of Hippo, Francis Bacon, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and Thomas Aquinas.

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

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Jean-Jacques Rousseau ranks 1 out of 540After him are Leonhard Euler (1707), Le Corbusier (1887), Carl Jung (1875), Paracelsus (1493), Henry Dunant (1828), Jean Piaget (1896), Paul Klee (1879), Huldrych Zwingli (1484), Sepp Blatter (1936), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), and Ferdinand de Saussure (1857).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Switzerland

Among philosophers born in Switzerland, Jean-Jacques Rousseau ranks 1After him are Benjamin Constant (1767), Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821), Denis de Rougemont (1906), Jean Ziegler (1934), Frithjof Schuon (1907), Jeanne Hersch (1910), Emil Brunner (1889), Emer de Vattel (1714), Edmond Privat (1889), Tariq Ramadan (1962), and Alain de Botton (1969).

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