Rousseau's conversion

In front of the Turin Inquisition, Jean Jacques Rousseau was also judged. In 1728, sixteen years old, he left Geneva and his family and took refuge in Annecy, under the protection of Françoise-Louise de Warens, a Protestant convert who sent him to the capital of the Kingdom, Turin, to convert to the Catholic faith. The Hospice of the catechumens of Via Porta Palatina, next to the Church of the Holy Spirit, welcomes him on April 12 where he is registered as "Rosso, Gio Giacomo, of Geneva, Calvinist". It took only 9 days: on 23 April the solemn ceremony was held in which abjured Calvinism for Catholicism.

It is the same Swiss philosopher who recounts his stay in Turin in the Confessions

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