Montesquieu

Portrait by an anonymous artist, 1728 Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (; ; 18 January 1689 – 10 February 1755), generally referred to as simply Montesquieu, was a French judge, man of letters, and political philosopher.

He is famous for his articulation 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 the Laws'' in 1748, which was received well in both Great Britain and the American colonies, influenced the Founding Fathers in drafting the United States Constitution. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1751
Hamilton, Balfour, & Neill
Subjects: '; ...Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat / baron de / 1689-1755 / De l'esprit des lois...

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1762
Printed by A. Donaldson and J. Reid, for Ebenezer Wilson

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1750
Printed for J. Nourse and P. Vaillant

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1767
Printed for G. Kearsley, in Ludgate-Street

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1775
Printed for Alexander Donaldson: sold at his shop (No. 48.) East-corner of St. Paul's Church-yard, London; and at Edinburgh

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1773
Printed for A. Kincaid, and W. Creech

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1793
Printed by T. Ruddiman

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1749
Barrillot & fils

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1749
M.-M. Bousquet

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1761
Chez les freres C. & A. Philibert

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1761
Aux dépens de F. Grasset

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1773
Printed for J. Nourse, and P. Vaillant

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1759
Printed for D. Wilson and T. Durham

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1777
[Printed for W. Watson ... [et al.]

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1734
Chez J. Desbordes

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1758
Chez Arkstée & Merkus
Subjects: '; ...Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat / baron de / 1689-1755 / De l'esprit des lois...

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1781
Sold by B. White, and H. Payne
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