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Rousseau

[roo-soh; French roo-soh] /ruˈsoʊ; French ruˈsoʊ/
noun
1.
Henri
[ahn-ree] /ɑ̃ˈri/ (Show IPA),
("Le Douanier") 1844–1910, French painter.
2.
Jean Jacques
[zhahn zhahk] /ʒɑ̃ ʒɑk/ (Show IPA),
1712–78, French philosopher, author, and social reformer; born in Switzerland.
3.
(Pierre Étienne) Théodore
[pyer ey-tyen te-aw-dawr] /pyɛr eɪˈtyɛn tɛ ɔˈdɔr/ (Show IPA),
1812–67, French painter.
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  • On the contrary, he is often severe against some of the advanced political views of jean jacques rousseau.

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British Dictionary definitions for jean jacques rousseau

Rousseau

/French ruso/
noun
1.
Henri (ɑ̃ri), known as le Douanier. 1844–1910, French painter, who created bold dreamlike pictures, often of exotic landscapes in a naive style. Among his works are Sleeping Gypsy (1897) and Jungle with a Lion (1904–06). He also worked as a customs official
2.
Jean Jacques (ʒɑ̃ ʒak). 1712–78, French philosopher and writer, born in Switzerland, who strongly influenced the theories of the French Revolution and the romantics. Many of his ideas spring from his belief in the natural goodness of man, whom he felt was warped by society. His works include Du contrat social (1762), Émile (1762), and his Confessions (1782)
3.
Théodore (teɔdɔr). 1812–67, French landscape painter: leader of the Barbizon school
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