A painting of Montesquieu
18 January 1689|
Château de la Brède, La Brède, Aquitaine, France
10 Februar 1755 (aged 66)|
|Separation of state powers: executive, legislative, judicial; clessification of systems of government based on their principles|
Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron o La Brède an o Montesquieu (//; French: [mɔ̃tɛskjø]; 18 January 1689 – 10 February 1755), generally referred to as simply Montesquieu, was a French lawyer, man of letters, an political philosopher who lived during the Age of Enlightenment.