Rousseau, Jean Jacques
|born on||28 June 1712 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )|
|Place||Geneva, Switzerland, 46n12, 6e09|
|Timezone||LMT m6e09 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||06°36' 06°06 Asc. 12°26'|
Swiss philosopher, the most influential of the 18th century in political and social theory and in literature. Rousseau dreamed of the small, simple equalitarian state and that man and God are inherently good. He was essentially the founder of progressive education.
Rousseau's novel Emile, or On Education is a treatise on the education of the whole person for citizenship. His sentimental novel Julie, or the New Heloise was of importance to the development of pre-romanticism and romanticism in fiction. Rousseau's autobiographical writings—his Confessions, which initiated the modern autobiography, and his Reveries of a Solitary Walker—exemplified the late 18th-century movement known as the Age of Sensibility, and featured an increased focus on subjectivity and introspection that later characterized modern writing. His Discourse on Inequality and The Social Contract are cornerstones in modern political and social thought.
Rousseau's domestic partner Thérèse Levasseur, a seamstress, bore him a son and as many as four other children, all of whom he abandoned.
Rousseau died of cerebral bleeding resulting in an apoplectic stroke at around 11:30 a.m. on 2 July 1778 in Ermenonville, France.
- associate relationship with Boswell, James (born 18 October 1740 Jul.Cal. (29 Oct 1740 greg.))
- business associate/partner relationship with Diderot, Denis (born 5 October 1713)
- friend relationship with Louis François, Prince of Conti (born 13 August 1717)
- friend relationship with Prévost, Pierre (born 3 March 1751)
- compare to chart of Historic: Escalade de Genève (born 12 December 1602 Jul.Cal. (22 Dec 1602 greg.))
Frances McEvoy quotes Grant Lewi. Lescaut quotes J.P. Nicola for "personal information," not confirmed.
Baptismal certificate provided by Sy Scholfield states date and year of birth but no time. Time and date of death of mother from Jean-Jacques Rousseau: de l'éros coupable à l'éros glorieux by Pierre-Paul Clément (Slatkine, 1998), p. 32.
- Traits : Body : Diet unusual (Vegetarian)
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Bladder
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Mental Illness
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3
- Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist (Noted philosopher)
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
- Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy