Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Born: June 28, 1712

Died: July 2, 1778 (age 66)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism of French expression. His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological and educational thought.

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A great writer is, so to speak, a second government. That's why no regime anywhere has ever loved its great writers, only its minor ones.

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