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Burlamaqui, Jean-Jacques (* 1694.07.13 †  1748.03.03)
Burlamaqui, Jean-Jacques (* 1694.07.13 † 1748.03.03)
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Burlamaqui, Jean-Jacques (* 1694.07.13 † 1748.03.03)

Basic Overview Data

Born
1694.07.13, Geneva
Died
1748.03.03, Geneva
Confession
Protestant, Calvinist
Institutional Affiliation
Academy/University of Geneva
Keyword Filters
Pufendorfianism, sovereignty, moral obligation, calvinist
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Important Family Relations:
Father, Burlamaqui, Jean-Louis (1661 - 1728),
Mother, Favre de la Croix, Suzanne,
Son in law, Chapeaurouge, Jacob (14.09.1669 - 11.08.1744), member of the council of two hundred 1698, member of the small council 1713, syndic 1724, 1728, 1732
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Biography:

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Comment on main natural law works:

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Comment on profile’s conception of natural law:

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Academic Data

Studies

1709 - 1716, philosophy, jurisprudence, Academy of Geneva[Jurisprudence: Bénigne Mussard]

Degrees

1716, Official law exam, Academy of Geneva

Travels

1720 - 1721, England (Oxford 1720 - 1721), The Netherlands (Groningen 1721 - 1721) (Burlamaqui returned from England to Geneva via the Netherlands in 1721, where he met Jean Barbeyrac who held the chair of public and private law at Groningen University since 1717)
1735 - 1735, Hessen-Cassel (Cassel April 1735 - November 1735)

Teaching

1723-1739, summer and winter semesters: natural law and civil law, public and private lessons, Academy of Geneva, Faculty of Law (Burlamaqui's teaching was interrupted in 1735 and 1739. His teaching ended in 1740)

Professional Data

Career

1720 - 1723, Honorary professor, Academy of Geneva
29.03.1723 - 1740, Professor of natural and civil law, Academy of Geneva, Faculty of Law

Titles, Memberships and Other Relevant Roles

1720 - 1748, Member, Council of Two Hundred, Geneva
1730 - 1748, Member, Council of Sixty, Geneva
1742 - 1748, Member, Small Council, Geneva

Printed Sources

Books:

Editions in French (Switzerland, Denmark and Netherlands)
Principes du droit naturel (Geneva: Barillot et fils, 1747): Digital Version
     - Edition 1748 (Geneva: Barillot et fils, 1748): Digital Version
     - Edition 1756 (Geneva and Copenhagen: Cl. & Ant. Philibert, 1756), [nouvelle édition revuë & corrigée]: Digital Version
     - Edition 1762 (Geneva and Copenhagen: Cl. & Ant. Philibert, 1762): Digital Version

Principes du droit politique (Geneva: Barillot et fils, 1751): Digital Version
     - Edition 1751, 2 vols. (Amsterdam: Z. Chatelain), [reprint Caën: Centre de philosophie politique et juridique de l’Université de Caën, 1984]
          - Vol. 1: Digital Version
          - Vol. 2: Digital Version
     - Edition 1754 (place and publisher unknown): Digital Version
     - Edition 1763 (Geneva: Cl. & Ant. Philibert): Digital Version

Juris naturalis elementa (Geneva: Fratres de Tournes, 1754): Digital Version

Principes du droit naturel et politique, 3 vols. (Geneva and Copenhagen: Cl. & Ant. Philibert, 1764)
          - Vol. 1: Digital Version
          - Vol. 2: Digital Version
          - Vol. 3: Digital Version

Principes du droit de la nature et des gens. Avec la suite du droit de la nature qui n'avoit point encore paru. Le tout considérablement augmenté, par M. le professeur de Félice, 8 vols. (Yverdon: F.-B. de Félice, 1766-1768).
          - Vol. 1: Digital Version
          - Vol. 2: Digital Version
          - Vol. 3: Digital Version
          - Vol. 4: Digital Version
          - Vol. 5: Digital Version
          - Vol. 6: Digital Version
          - Vol. 7: Digital Version
          - Vol. 8: Digital Version

Elémens du droit naturel. Ouvrage posthume, publié complet pour la première fois (Lausanne: François Grasset, 1775): Digital Version
     - Edition 1783 (Lausanne: François Grasset): Digital Version

Principes ou élémens du droit politique. Ouvrage posthume publié complet pour le première fois (Lausanne: François Grasset, 1784): Digital Version

Editions in French (France)
Principes du droit naturel (Paris: Palais de l’Union, 1771), [title page says: 1791]: Digital Version
     - Edition 1791 (Paris: Guillaume, 1791), [nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée de la Déclaration des Droits de l’Homme]: Digital Version
     - Edition 1821 (Paris: Delestre-Boulage)
     - Edition 1821 (Paris: Janet et Cotelle), [reprint Caën: Centre de philosophie politique et juridique, 1989]: Digital Version
     - Edition 1850 (Paris: Brajeux)

Elémens du droit naturel (Paris: Janet et Cotelle, 1820), [comprises also: Devoirs de l’homme et du citoyen traduits du latin de Pufendorf par Barbeyarc, avec les notes du traducteur et le jugement de Leibnitz]: Digital Version

Principes du droit de la nature et des gens [ed. de Félice], 5 vols. (Paris: B. Warée, 1820)
          - Vol. 1: Digital Version
          - Vol. 2: Digital Version
          - Vol. 3: Digital Version
          - Vol. 4: Digital Version
          - Vol. 5: Digital Version
     - Edition 1821 (Paris: Janet et Cotelle), [with new reflexions and historical examples by M. Cotelle]: Digital Version

Editions in English (England and Ireland)
The principles of natural law, transl. Thomas Nugent (London: J. Nourse, 1748): Digital Version
     - Edition 1752 (London: J. Nourse, 1752)
     - Edition 1769 (Dublin: J. Sheppard and George Cecil, 1769)
     - Edition 1776 (Dublin: J. Sheppard and G. Nugent)
     - Edition 1780 (London: J. Nourse, 1780)
     - Edition 1791, 2 vols. (Dublin: John Rice, 1791), [vol. 2 = The principles of politic law]
     - Edition 1819 (Dublin: Graisberry and Campbell)
     - Edition 1838 [with questions for examination] (Dublin: T. V. Morris)

The principles of politic law, being as sequence to the Principles of natural law, transl. Thomas Nugent (London: J. Nourse, 1752): Digital Version
     - Edition 1774 (Dublin: J. Sheppard and G. Nugent)

The principles of natural and politic law, transl. Thomas Nugent, 2 vols. (London: J. Nourse, 1763)
          - Vol. 1: Digital Version
          - Vol. 2: Digital Version
     - Edition 1776, 2 vols. (Dublin: J. Sheppard and G. Nugent)
     - Edition 1784, 2 vols. (London: C. Nourse)
     - Edition 1789, 2 vols. (London: C. Nourse)
     - Edition 1791 (London: C. Nourse)

The principles of natural and politic law. Translated from the Latin original (Oxford and London: W. Green, 1817): Digital Version

Editions in English (United States of America)
The principles of natural and politic law, 2 vols. (Boston: Joseph Bumstead, 1792): Digital Version
     - Edition 1807 (Cambridge, MA: at the University Press, by W. Hilliard).
          - Vol. 1: Digital Version
          - Vol. 2: Digital Version
     - Edition 1823, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: H. C. Carey & I. Lea)
          - Vol. 1: Digital Version
          - Vol. 2: Digital Version
     - Edition 1830, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: H. C. Carey & I. Lea): Digital Version
     - Edition 1859 (Columbus, Ohio: Joseph A. Reley and Company): Digital Version
     - Edition 1867 (Albany, NY: W. C. Little)

Editions in Latin and Italian (Italy)
Juris naturalis elementa (Venice: Joseph Bortoli , 1757): Digital Version
     - Edition 1771 (Venice: Nicolò Pezzana)
     - Edition 1789 (Venice: Anton Pezzana): Digital Version

Principii del diritto naturale, transl. Conte Bapt. Crespi (Venezia: Giovanni Gatti, 1780): Digital Version
     - Edition 1797, 2 vols. (Venice: Pietro & Gio. Battista Pasquali), [vol. 2 = Principii del diritto politico]: Digital Version

Principii del diritto politico opera postuma (Venezia: Giovanni Gatti, 1780)

Elementi del diritto naturale, con giunte le note del sig. Professore de Felice, transl. Giuseppe Umili (Naples: Torchi di Raffaello, 1829): Digital Version

Principi del diritto della natura et delle genti. Colla continuazione del diritto della natura aggiunta nell’ultima edizione d’Yverdon. Tutto notabilmente accresciiuto da de Felice, 3 vols. (Siena: Luigi e Benedetto Bindi & Francesco Rossi, 1781-82)
Principie del diritto naturale e politico, 2 vols. (Venice: Molinari, 1820)
     - Edition 1832, transl. C. B. C., 2 vols. (Naples: Torchi di Raffaello)
          - Vol. 1: Digital Version
          - Vol. 2: Digital Version

Editions in Spanish
Elementos del derecho natural (Madrid: la Minerva Española,1820): Digital Version
     - Edition 1825, transl. D. M. B. Garcia Suelto, 2 vols. (Paris: Masson)
     - Edition 1826 (Caracas: Devisme Hermanos)
     - Edition 1834, transl. D. M. B. Garcia Suelto, 2 vols. (Burdeos: Pedro Beaume): Digital Version
     - Edition 1837 (Madrid: los herederos de F. M. Dávila)
     - Edition 1837, transl. D. M. B. Garcia Suelto (Madrid: Don N. Llorenci): Digital Version
     - Edition 1838, transl. D. M. B. Garcia Suelto, 2 vols. (Paris: Lecointe y Lasserre), [new edition]
     - Edition 1838 (Granada: Libreria de Sanz): Digital Version
     - Edition 1874, transl. D. M. B. Garcia Suelto (Paris: A. Bouret é hijo)

Principios del derecho natural (Madrid: Libreria de Razola, 1837): Digital Version

Editions in Dutch
Beginsels van het natuurlyk regt, transl. Marten Schagen (Haerlem: Jan Bosch, 1751): Digital Version

Beginsels van hat burgerlyk regt (Haerlem: Jan Bosch, 1752): Digital Version

Edition in Danish
Grundsaetninger til Naturens Ret, transl. A. S. Dellgast (Leipzig: publisher unknown, 1757)

Edition in German
Abhandlung von dem Willen, und der Freiheit des Menschen [extract of Principes du droit naturel, anonmous transl.], appendix in: Adolf F. Reinhard, Vergleichung des Lehrgebäudes des Herrn Pope von der Vollkommenheit der Welt, mit dem System des Herrn von Leibnitz (Leipzig: Johann Christian Langenheim, 1757), pp. 97-120: Digital Version

Contemporary Editions
The Principles of Natural and Politic Law, trans. Thomas Nugent, ed. and with an Introduction by Peter Korkman (Indianpolis: Liberty Fund, 2006): Digital Version

Principes du droit naturel, étude critique par Jean-Paul Coujou (Paris: Dalloz, 2007).


Dissertations:

Dissertatio juridica de matrimonio, (Geneva: Fabri & Barillot, 1731) [Praeses: Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui, Respondent: Jean-Robert Tronchin]


Ego-Documents and Biographical Materials:

Eloge historique de Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui, ((Vernet, Jacob)), Journal helvétique (Neuchâtel, Abraham Droz, avril 1748), pp. 307-331: Digital Version

Eloge historique de Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui ((1750)), Oeuvres historiques et littéraires de Léonard Baulacre (Genève: Jullien Frères, 1857), vol. 1, pp. 484-496: Digital Version

Manuscript Sources

Manuscripts:

[Rilliet, Robert], Juris Naturalis Compendium A Domino Celeberrimo Juris utriusque Professore Burlamaqui Compositum. Ex Typographia. R. Rilliet. anno 1732, (s.l., 03 / 1731-1732), Bibliothèque de Genève, BGE Ms. fr. 2841: Digital Version

[Du Gard d’Echichens, T.], Abrégé du droit de la nature et des gens du professeur Burlamaqui, vols. 1-3 (s.l., 1739-1740), Archives cantonales vaudoises, ACV P Buren (de) 16-18: Digital Version

Abrégé du Droit de la Nature et des Gens expliqué par Mr. Burlamaqui Professeur en Droit, (Genève, 1743), Bibliothèque de Genève, BGE Ms. fr. 155b: Digital Version

[Bourdillon, Jacob], Abrégé du Droit de La Nature et des Gens par Monsieur Jean Jacques Burlamaqui Professeur en Droit à Genève 1721, 2 vols. (Londini, 1746), Bibliothèque de Genève, BGE Ms. fr. 155/1-2: Digital Version

Compendium Juris naturalis Authore D.D Burlamachio in academia Genevensi Juris Professore Consultissimo, (s.l, [1747]), Bibliothèque de Genève, BGE Arch. Tronchin 362: Digital Version

[Anonymous], Cours abregé du Droit, tiré de la Coûtume de Beri, du Droit Romain, et des Usages de la Ville et Republique de Geneve. Pour servir d’explication aux Edits de la ditte Republique, conformément aux Remarques faites par feu Monsieur Burlamaqui, (s.l., s.d.), Bibliothèque de Genève, BGE Ms. Cours univ. 39: Digital Version

[Anonymous], Droit naturel de Monsieur Burlamaqui, 5 vols. (vol. 3-7 ; vol. 1-2 missing), (s.l., s.d.), Bibliothèque de Genève, BGE Ms. Cours univ. 40-44 à Cours univ 41 is missing on Lumières.Lausanne, copy exists in “archive”: Digital Version

[Cramer, Jean], Jean Jacques Burlamaqui Jus Naturalis, (s.l., s.d.), Bibliothèque de Genève, BGE Ms. Cramer 172: Digital Version

[Anonymous], Extrait des Principes du droit naturel de mr. Burlamaqui (s.l., s.d.), Bibliothèque de Genève, BGE Ms. fr. 1918: Digital Version

[Anonymous], Abregé du Droit de la Nature et des Gens, fait par Monsieur le Conseiller J.J. Burlamaqui, Professeur en Droit à Genève, dès l’an 1721, vols. 2-3 (vol. 1 missing), (s.l., s.d.), Bibliothèque de Genève, BGE Ms. Jallabert 1: Digital Version


Correspondence:

Lettre sur le mariage écrite à mylord Kilmorey (1716), J.-J. Burlamaqui, Principes du droit naturel et politique (1764), vol. 3, supplement, pp. 263-295 [first published by Jacob Vernes in Choix littéraire, t. 24 (1761), p. 543]

Direct Personal Connections:

1721, Jean Barbeyrac, Groningen
1709, Bénigne Mussard, Geneva [Burlamaqui's teacher]
xxxx, Pierre Lullin, Geneva [Disciple of Burlamaqui]
Mikkel Munthe Jensen, Last Update:  21.07.2022