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Rous·seau(ro͞o-sō′), Henri Known as "Le Douanier." 1844-1910.
French primitive painter of portraits, still lifes, city scenes, and metaphorical works, such as The Snake Charmer (1907).
Rousseau, Jean Jacques 1712-1778.
Swiss philosopher and writer who held that the individual is essentially good but usually corrupted by society. His written works include The Social Contract and Émile (both 1762).
Rousseau, Théodore 1812-1867.
French landscape painter who was the leader of the Barbizon school. His works include Descent of the Cattle (c. 1834).
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1. (Biography) 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. (Biography) 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. (Biography) Théodore (teɔdɔr). 1812–67, French landscape painter: leader of the Barbizon school
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1. Henri ( “Le Douanier” ), 1844–1910, French painter.
2. Jean Jacques (ʒɑ̃) 1712–78, French philosopher and social reformer, born in Switzerland.
3. (Pierre Étienne) Théodore, 1812–67, French painter.
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|Noun||1.||Rousseau - French philosopher and writer born in Switzerland; believed that the natural goodness of man was warped by society; ideas influenced the French Revolution (1712-1778)|
|2.||Rousseau - French primitive painter (1844-1910)|
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