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  2. Montesquieu - Wikipedia

    Montesquieu. Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (18 January 1689 – 10 February 1755), generally referred to as simply Montesquieu ( US: / ˈmɒntəskjuː /, [5] UK also / ˌmɒntɛˈskjɜː /, [6] French: [mɔ̃tɛskjø] ), was a French judge, man of letters, historian, and political philosopher .

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  3. Montesquieu, in full Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, (born January 18, 1689, Château La Brède, near Bordeaux, France—died February 10, 1755, Paris), French political philosopher whose principal work, The Spirit of Laws, was a major contribution to political theory. Montesquieu’s father, Jacques de Secondat, belonged to an old military family of modest ...

  4. 1. Life. Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, was born on January 19th, 1689 at La Brède, near Bordeaux, to a noble and prosperous family. He was educated at the Oratorian Collège de Juilly, received a law degree from the University of Bordeaux in 1708, and went to Paris to continue his legal studies.

  5. Charles-Louis de Secondat - Beliefs, Philosophy & Facts

    Montesquieu was born in the region of Bordeaux, France, on January 18, 1689, to a wealthy family, with maternal connections to the barony. His soldier father also had noble lineage. Even so ...

  6. Montesquieu - Separation of Powers, Climate Influence, and ...

    Society for Montesquieu must be considered as a whole. Religion itself is a social phenomenon, whether considered as a cause or as an effect, and the utility or harmfulness of any faith can be discussed in complete independence of the truth of its doctrines. Here and elsewhere, undogmatic observation was Montesquieu’s preferred method.

  7. Montesquieu - History and Biography

    Montesquieu biography Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, generally referred to as simply Montesquieu (January 18, 1689) was a philosopher, writer, judge, and encyclopedist. He was born in the Château de La Brède, located in the town of Bordeaux, France. His parents Jacques de Secondat and Marie-Francoise de Pesnel belonged to […]

  8. The Spirit of Law - Wikipedia

    Montesquieu said he spent twenty years researching and writing De l'esprit des lois, covering a huge range of topics including law, social life and the study of anthropology. In this treatise Montesquieu argues that political institutions need, for their success, to reflect the social and geographical aspects of the particular community.

  9. Montesquieu Biography - life, family, name, death, history ...

    Montesquieu brought his search for the general laws active in society and history to its completion in his greatest work. Published in 1748, The Spirit of the Laws was an investigation of the environmental and social relationships that lie behind the laws of civilized society.

  10. Montesquieu Beliefs & Ideas | Montesquieu's Separation of ...

    Montesquieu's beliefs were often concerned with political and legal issues. He was an advocate for limited government, in which rulers were bound to follow laws. Montesquieu's philosophy also ...

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