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Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)

Rousseau, Jean Jacques (rö-sō’). A renowned French writer; born in Geneva, June 28, 1712; died at Ermenonville near Paris, July 2, 1778. He published: ‘Discourse on the Arts and Sciences’ (1749); ‘The Village Soothsayer’ (1752); ‘Narcissus’ (1753); ‘Letter on French Music’ (1753); ‘On the Origins and Foundations of Inequality among Mankind’ (1755); ‘On Political Economy’ (1758); ‘A Project of Perpetual Peace’ (1761); ‘The Social Contract’ (1762); ‘Émile’ (1762); ‘Dictionary of Music’ (1767); ‘Letters on his Exile’ (1770). Posthumously appeared ‘Émile and Sophie’ (1780); ‘Consolations of my Life’ (1781); ‘Government of Poland’ (1782); ‘Confessions’ (1782–90). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).