Rousseau, Jean Jacques

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Rousseau, Jean Jacques Gender: M
born on 28 June 1712 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Geneva, Switzerland, 46n12, 6e09
Timezone LMT m6e09 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 06°36' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 06°06 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 12°26'

Jean Jacques Rousseau


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Boswell, James (born 18 October 1740 Jul.Cal. (29 Oct 1740 greg.))
  • associate relationship with Jean Paul (born 21 March 1763). Notes: Jean Paul changed his name because of Rousseau
  • business associate/partner relationship with Diderot, Denis (born 5 October 1713)
  • role played of/by Tennant, David (born 18 April 1971). Notes: 2006 TV show "The Romantics"


  • Death of Mother 7 July 1712 at 11:00 AM in Geneva (Suzanne Bernard)
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  • Death by Disease 2 July 1778 at 11:30 AM in Ermenonville (Stroke, age 66)
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Source Notes

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