Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu

Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu

Birth
La Brede, Departement de la Gironde, Aquitaine, France
Death 10 Feb 1755 (aged 66)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 7653371 · View Source
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French philosopher. Montesquieu was one of the leading figures of early Enlightenment thought. His major works include "The Persian Letters" (1721), a satire of Old Regime France, "Thoughts on the Greatness and Downfall of the Romans" (1734), a major work on the philosophy of history, and his best known work, "The Spirit of Laws" (1748), which outlined his ideas of the nature of government, the importance of liberty, and the idea of separation of powers which underlies the United States Constitution. He was also a contributor to Diderot's Encyclopedie.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu (18 Jan 1689–10 Feb 1755), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7653371, citing L'eglise Saint-Sulpice, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .