Jean Jacques Rousseau

By Emma Dodson Period 5

June 28, 1712 - July 2, 1778

  • Born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century
  • Baptized on 4 July 1712, in the great cathedral
  • novels inspired the leaders of the French Revolution and the Romantic Generation


  • What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? -Rousseau
  • People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.

Symbols Of Enlightenment Describing Rousseau Himself

This picture/symbol explains the elegance of people or how people can be. Rousseau believed that people are born good, independent, and all are compassionate.
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Rousseau's Beliefs


  • He believed that every man was completely free of their own decisions, yet every man is locked down by chains by his leaders
  • That government should be by the consent of the people,and that both rulers and citizens had basic rights
  • Fundamental human rights based on universal natural law


People deserve their rights! People have a say in a way they live THEIR lives.