[mon-tuh-skyoo; French mawn-tes-kyœ]
- Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu, 1689–1755, French philosophical writer.
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He tends toward the wonky, goes heavy on historical references, and likes to quote folks like Montesquieu.On CPAC Day 2, the Libertarian Wing Takes Over
March 8, 2014
The first of them is that associated with the great name of Montesquieu.Ancient Law
Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
Montesquieu had opened the various questions connected with slavery.Diderot and the Encyclopdists
Montesquieu says: "It is written to prove all others useless."Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
All that I have quoted is to be found literally in Montesquieu's chapters on democracy.
Montesquieu had a greater antagonist than Voltaire in Plato.
- Baron de la Brède et de (barɔ̃ də la brɛd e də), title of Charles Louis de Secondat. 1689–1755, French political philosopher. His chief works are the satirical Lettres persanes (1721) and L'Esprit des lois (1748), a comparative analysis of various forms of government, which had a profound influence on political thought in Europe and the US
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