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ˈmɒn təˌskyu; Fr. mɔ̃ tɛsˈkyœmon·tesquieu

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  1. Montesquieu, Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu, Charles Louis de Secondatnoun

    French political philosopher who advocated the separation of executive and legislative and judicial powers (1689-1755)


  1. Montesquieu

    Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (; French: [mɔ̃tɛskjø]; 18 January 1689 – 10 February 1755), generally referred to as simply Montesquieu, was a French judge, man of letters, historian, and political philosopher. He is the principal source of the theory of separation of powers, which is implemented in many constitutions throughout the world. He is also known for doing more than any other author to secure the place of the word despotism in the political lexicon. His anonymously published The Spirit of Law (1748), which was received well in both Great Britain and the American colonies, influenced the Founding Fathers of the United States in drafting the U.S. Constitution.


  1. montesquieu

    Montesquieu, whose full name is Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, was a renowned French philosopher, jurist, and man of letters during the Age of Enlightenment. He is best known for his works 'Persian Letters' and 'The Spirit of the Laws.' In the latter, he proposed the theory of separation of powers, which significantly influenced the formation of modern political science and the constitution of many nations, including the United States. Montesquieu's ideas have had a lasting impact on political philosophy and the development of democratic institutions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of montesquieu in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of montesquieu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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