Location: Panthéon, Paris, France
Cause of death: Hemorrhage
Photo taken by: Baptiste ROUSSEL
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Philosopher and literary figure whose political philosophy influenced the French Revolution. His novel Julie, ou la nouvelle Héloïse, published in 1761, was not only one of the best-selling fictional works of the eighteenth century but was important in the development of romanticism. After his death his remains were buried on the Île des Peupliers, but they were relocated to the Panthéon in 1794.