- 1712-06-28: Jean-Jacques Rousseau is born in Geneva, Switzerland
- 1741 - 1765: Rousseau stays in Paris
- 1765: The Archbishop of Paris condemns Rousseau's writings,
the philosopher is forced to flee and returns to Switzerland
where he finds refuge on St. Peter Island, Lake of Biel
- 1767 - 1767: Rousseau is a guest of David Humes in England
- 1778-07-02: Rousseau dies in Ermenonville, Oise, France
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, though of Swiss origin, is often regarded as
a French philosopher because he spent most of his life in France.
Rousseau was one of the famous philosophers of the Age of Enlightment.