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Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron o La Brède an o Montesquieu (/ˈmɒntskjuː/;[1] French: [mɔ̃tɛskjø]; 18 January 1689 – 10 February 1755), generally referred to as simply Montesquieu, was a French lawyer, man of letters, an political philosopher who lived during the Age of Enlightenment.

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A painting of Montesquieu
Born 18 January 1689
Château de la Brède, La Brède, Aquitaine, France
Died 10 Februar 1755(1755-02-10) (aged 66)
Paris, France
Era 18th-century philosopher
Region Western Philosophy
Schuil Enlightenment
Main interests
Political Philosophy
Notable ideas
Separation of state powers: executive, legislative, judicial; clessification of systems of government based on their principles