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Montesquieu


Born
in Château de la Brède, France
January 18, 1689

Died
February 10, 1755

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Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, generally referred to as simply Montesquieu, was a French social commentator and political thinker who lived during the Enlightenment. He is famous for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers, which is taken for granted in modern discussions of government and implemented in many constitutions throughout the world. He was largely responsible for the popularization of the terms "feudalism" and "Byzantine Empire."

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“I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.”
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