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Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712–78) Swiss writer and philosopher. 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

Born into a Protestant artisan family at Geneva, he was brought up by various family members, his mother having died soon after his birth. At the age of 15, he embarked upon the first of the travels which would take him to many parts of Switzerland, France, and Italy, and (in ... ...

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