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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Jean-Jacques Rousseau Rousseaus Life Born June 28, 1712 in Geneva (Switzerland) Family o Mother-died during child birth, Rousseau never knew her o Father-citizen of Geneva, deserted him when he was ten years old Early adulthood- would go outside the city when he was a teenager, on time he decided he wasnt going to go back, wandered around and ended up in Savoy, met a woman he called Mama (her name was Francoise-Louise de Warens), worked as a secretary and tutor( she arranged that), adopted Catholicism, returned to Geneva, began writing, saw advertisements for an essay contest Fame started with winning a prize for his essay Discourses on the Sciences and Arts (Paris, 1750) Once famous-1754 famous and back to Geneva, renounces Catholicism, continued to write Exile from Paris (1762)-due to the fact that he wrote things that didnt go over well (one...
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