Hen·ri [ahn-ree], /ɑ̃ˈri/, "Le Douanier", 1844–1910, French painter.
Jean Jacques [zhahnzhahk], /ʒɑ̃ ʒɑk/, 1712–78, French philosopher, author, and social reformer; born in Switzerland.
(Pierre É·tienne) Thé·o·dore [pyerey-tyente-aw-dawr], /pyɛr eɪˈtyɛn tɛ ɔˈdɔr/, 1812–67, French painter.
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How to use Rousseau in a sentence
Both countries were responding to the ideas of radical thinkers like Voltaire, Thomas Paine, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
As early as 1750, Jean-Jacques Rousseau had bemoaned that “neither reason nor virtue nor the laws will subjugate public opinion.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who had very little historical knowledge, has completely ignored the influence of Calvin on his republic.Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
Jean Jacques Rousseau in Emile advises the teacher to get the pupil to make his own playthings.Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2 | Gustave Flaubert
She borrowed her words from the infamous Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the friend of her scarce less infamous father—nay!My Lady Ludlow | Elizabeth Gaskell
British Dictionary definitions for Rousseau
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
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)
Théodore (teɔdɔr). 1812–67, French landscape painter: leader of the Barbizon school
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