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Rousseau Biography Rousseau was a French Philosopher who was born in Geneva on June 28 1712 He died at Ermenonville on July 2 1778 His mother died upon giving birth to him while his father wasnt much help to him as he was a violently tempered man and finally deserted him in his flee from the law This was because his father committed a minor offense which would have resulted in his imprisonment had he been caught In his mother and fathers absence Rousseau developed a love for reading and an uncanny fondness for Plutarchs Lives He first apprenticed himself to a notary and then to a coppersmith But he soon ran away due to the harsh discipline in 1728 After wandering for several days he decided to become a Roman Catholic priest at Consignon in Savory He was then shuttled around between different households and other educational institutions He was once accused of theft in one such household and after the incident was sent to Chambery in 1730 Madame de Warens then removed him and in her care he began eight years diverting himself to the enjoyment of nature the study of music the reading of English German and French He also studied the many philosophers before his time modern chemistry and all the while pursuing the study of mathematics and Latin and enjoying the playhouse and opera Under the Madames able care and mentoring he grew into a very intelligent man and became an assistant secretary to an ambassador Comte de Montaignu from 1744-1745 in Venice for eighteen months Up until this time in his life he was unknown to the public eye and his accomplishments had not accounted to very much but around the time he turned 39 he returned to Paris and all this changed Once in Paris he copied music but the opera he wrote Les Muses Galantes failed He became the secretary of Madame Dupin where he came
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