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

A painting of Montesquieu
Born18 January 1689
Château de la Brède, La Brède, Aquitaine, France
Dee'd10 Februar 1755(1755-02-10) (aged 66)
Paris, France
Era18th-century philosopher
RegionWestern Philosophy
Main interests
Political Philosophy
Notable ideas
Separation of state powers: executive, legislative, judicial; clessification of systems of government based on their principles