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Montesquieu, Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron [de La Brede et] d

Born: 1689 AD
Died: 1755 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Philosophers, Politicial Adviser


French lawyer and political philosopher


developed concept of checks and balances


wrote "The Spirit of the Laws" 1748


Page last updated: 3:48am, 25th Jul '06

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