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Pour connaître les hommes, il faut les voir agir

Writer, musician, and philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, born June 28, 1712, is always associated with the French Enlightenment period, although he was born in Switzerland. His name is indivisible from the values of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, and fraternity. He … Continue reading

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À la perfection

French artist Maurice Quentin de La Tour was born on September 5, 1704. His pastel portraits sparkle with personality. As the premier portraitist of the Enlightenment, his subjects included Voltaire, Rousseau, Madame Pompadour, and Louis XV. His musician father disapproved … Continue reading

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