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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Mostly self-educated in Switzerland, Jean-Jacques Rousseau ended up in Paris, France in the 1740s and became acquainted with Voltaire and Denis Diderot. Rousseau published Discourse on the Origin and…

Jean-Jacques Annaud Biography

Jean-Jacques Annauddirector, screenwriterBorn: 10/1/1943Birthplace: Draveil, France Known particularly for his period pieces, he won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film for his debut effort Black a…

Jean-Jacques Beineix Biography

Jean-Jacques Beineix director, producer, screenwriter Born: 1946 Birthplace: Paris, France A multitalented figure in contemporary French cinema, he made some of the most influential and…

Philosopical Words From Rousseau

The Question: To which French philosopher can I attribute the following quote, "Man is born free and is everywhere in chains." The Answer: This …

Lovell Harrison ROUSSEAU

ROUSSEAU, Lovell Harrison, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Stanford, Lincoln County, Ky., August 4, 1818; attended the common schools; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1841 and beg…

Rousseau Owen CRUMP

CRUMP, Rousseau Owen, a Representative from Michigan; born in Pittsford, Monroe County, N.Y., May 20, 1843; attended the public schools in Pittsford and Rochester; moved to Plainwell, Mich., in…

Maximilien Robespierre

Name at birth: Maximilien François Marie Isidore de RobespierreInfluenced by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Robespierre went from being active in the National Assembly of France to being a leader of the Jacob…

Denis Diderot

Denis Diderot is one of the towering figures of the 18th century Enlightenment period, thanks largely to his editorship of the Encylopédie, one of the great attempts to catalog human knowledge. A pro…

Simón Bolívar

Venezuelan-born Simón Bolívar liberated much of South America from Spanish rule in the 19th century and became one of Latin America's greatest heroes. Born to a privileged family, he was orphaned as a…

Brewer's: Emile

(2 syl.). The French form of Emilius. The hero of Jean Jacques Rousseau's novel of the same name, and his ideal of a perfectly educated young man. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, …