Jean-Jacques Rosseau

By: Jacqueline Campos

Early years

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born to Isaac Rousseau and Suzanne Bernard in Geneva on June 28, 1712. In 1725, Rousseau was apprenticed to an engraver and began to learn the trade. He later met Therese Levasseur, who would become his lifelong companion They had five children together, all of whom were left at the Paris orphanage.

Important philosophers during the enlightment

Effect during the enlightment

Rousseau was a political philosopher who was influential in French revolution. He is widely known for his The Social Contract (1762), which sought to promote a more egalitarian form of government by consent and formed the basis of modern Republicanism