Warens, Louise-Éleonore de la Tour du Pil, baroness de

(1700-1762)
   aristocrat, literary patron
   Born in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland, Louise Éleonore de la Tour du Pil, baroness de Warens welcomed and took in the young jean-jacques rousseau at her home in Chaumettes, where the philosopher stayed with her from 1728 to 1742. A great influence on, and supporter of, that writer and thinker, Mme Waren and her relationship with Rousseau are described in Books i to Vi of his Confessions.

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

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