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  2. Montesquieu - Wikipedia

    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 .

  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.

  4. Montesquieu was one of the great political philosophers of the Enlightenment. Insatiably curious and mordantly funny, he constructed a naturalistic account of the various forms of government, and of the causes that made them what they were and that advanced or constrained their development.

  5. Montesquieu - History and 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 noble ...

  6. Major works of Montesquieu - Encyclopedia Britannica

    Abandoning the classical divisions of his predecessors into monarchy, aristocracy, and democracy, Montesquieu produced his own analysis and assigned to each form of government an animating principle: the republic, based on virtue; the monarchy, based on honour; and despotism ( see tyranny ), based on fear.

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

    French philosopher Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu, was a highly influential political thinker during the Age of Enlightenment. Updated: Jun 17, 2020 (1689-1755)...

  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. Baron De Montesquieu: Beliefs, Ideas, and Philosophy -

    Montesquieu was an important French philosopher who lived from 1689 until 1755 and contributed to philosophy during the 18th century's Enlightenment period, an important period of philosophical...

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

    The French satirist (writer using sarcasm to communicate his message) and political and social philosopher Montesquieu was the first of the great French scholars associated with the Enlightenment (a philosophical movement in the eighteenth century that rejected traditional social and religious ideas by placing reason as the most important id...

  11. Montesquieu |

    The genuine novelty of Montesquieu’s work is to be found in its terms of analysis and its theoretical focus— the relations of a society’s laws to its type of government, climate, religion, mores ( moeurs ,) customs ( maniéres ,) and economy.