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  Baron de Montesquieu : A Short Biography
Charles Louis de Secondat was born in Bordeaux, France, in 1689 to a wealthy family.
De Secondat's father died in 1713 and he was placed under the care of his uncle, Baron de Montesquieu.
According to Montesquieu, there were three types of government: a monarchy (ruled by a king or queen), a republic (ruled by an elected leader), and a despotism (ruled by a dictator).
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 Jiskha Homework Help - English: Authors: Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755)
Young Charles de la Brède, as he was then known, was sent to the Oratorian College at Juilly (1700-11), where he received a wholly literary and classical education in which religion held but a minor place.
Montesquieu's reputation became universal, and he was able to enjoy peacefully the homage it brought him until his death, for which he prepared himself by receiving the sacraments of the Church, and showing every outward mark of perfect obedience to her laws.
Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu was a French political thinker who lived during the Enlightenment and articulated the theory of separation of powers which is the basis for the United States Constitution.
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 Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu : Montesquieu
Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (January 18, 1689 - February 10, 1755) was a French political thinker who lived during the Enlightenment and articulated the theory of separation of powers, implemented in many constitutions the world over.
Montesquieu's motto was, "Liberty is the stepchild of privilege." This allowed Montesquieu to defend the constitutional monarch as he claimed it was governed by honor.
Montesquieu argued that the monarchs could become too passionate and the commons were too big and too egalitarian to rule properly.
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 Montesquieu Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Charles Louis de Secondat was born on Jan. 18, 1689, at the castle of La Brède near Bordeaux.
His father, Jacques de Secondat, was a soldier with a long noble ancestry, and his mother, Marie Françoise de Pesnel, who died when Charles Louis was 7, was an heiress who eventually brought the barony of La Brède to the Secondat family.
Montesquieu's history may not have been scientific in the modern sense, but despite the criticism leveled against it, it was his search for general causal factors that helped to lay the basis for the secularization of historical studies.
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 Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu
Montesquieu's most radical work situated the three French classes into checks and balances, a term he coined, of three sovereignties; the monarchy, the aristocracy, and the commons.
Montesquieu's thought was a powerful influence on many of the American Founders, most notably James Madison.
We should also note that Montesquieu (like many of America's Founders) endorsed the practice of slavery (which was then very widespread in the French Empire) and held the view that people of African descent did not deserve to be treated as humans, writing: "Sugar would be too expensive if it were not produced by slaves.
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 Baron de Montesquieu, Charles-Louis de Secondat (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Montesquieu compares it to monks' love for their order: "their rule debars them from all those things by which the ordinary passions are fed; there remains therefore only this passion for the very rule that torments them.
Montesquieu's emphasis on the connection between liberty and the details of the criminal law were unusual among his contemporaries, and inspired such later legal reformers as Cesare Beccaria.
Durkheim, Emile: Montesquieu and Rouseau: Forerunners of Sociology.
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 Montesquieu, Charles Louis de Secondat, baron de la Brède et de - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Montesquieu, Charles Louis de Secondat, baron de la Brède et de
MONTESQUIEU, CHARLES LOUIS DE SECONDAT, BARON DE LA BRÈDE ET DE [Montesquieu, Charles Louis de Secondat, baron de la Brède et de], 1689-1755, French jurist and political philosopher.
Its main theories are that climate and circumstances determine the form of governments and that the powers of government should be separated and balanced in order to guarantee the freedom of the individual.
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 Montesquieu Charles Louis De Secondat Baron De La BrEde Et De: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
MONTESQUIEU was baptized Charles Louis de la Brede, taking his name...married Jacques de Secondat.
Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brede et de Montesquieu, was nothing of the kind.
Montesquieu was trained in the law, a profession inclined to justify...
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 MONTESQUIEU, CHARLES L... - Online Information article about MONTESQUIEU, CHARLES L...
Montesquieu was in his youth known as M. de la Brede.
In the Grandeur et decadence the characteristics of the Esprit des lois appear with the necessary subordination to a narrower subject.
The bibliography of Montesquieu was dealt with by L. Dangeau in 1874.
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 Malaspina Great Books - Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689)
Montesquieu's family was of noble rank; his grandfather, President of the Bordeaux Parliament, his father, a member of the royal bodyguard, and his mother, Marie de Penel, who died when he was eleven, traced her ancestry to an old English family.
Young Charles de la Brede, as he was then known, was sent to the Oratorian College at Juilly (1700-11), where he received a wholly literary and classical education in which religion held but a minor place.
Though his religious convictions were not deep, his serious and moderate turn of mind had nothing in common with the noisy and aggressive impiety of Voltaire and his friends.
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 Charles de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu
Charles de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu
Charles de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu—one of the great political philosophers of the Enlightenment—has been called the "ideological co-founder of the American Constitution along with John Locke".
Montesquieu's two most important works are The Persian Letters (1721) and The Spirit of the Laws (1748).
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 Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And in 1715 the long-reigning Sun King, Louis XIV died and was succeeded by a series of mostly weak and feeble monarchs.
De l'Esprit des Lois (The Spirit of the Laws) was originally published anonymously in 1748 and quickly rose to a position of enormous influence.
Montesquieu was also highly regarded in America as a champion of British liberty (though not of American independence).
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 Charles de SECONDAT, baron de MONTESQUIEU
Il fut l’un des fondateurs de l’académie de cette ville et lui communiqua des Mémoires ; il appartint aussi à celle de Nancy.
Montesquieu publia les Lettres persanes, sans nom d’auteur, à l’âge de trente-deux ans ; elles obtinrent un très vif succès.
Fleury feignit d’être dupe, se désintéressa de l’élection et Montesquieu fut élu le 5 janvier 1728 contre Mathieu Marais.
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 Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu: Viele Informationen uber Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu an ...
Literarischen Ruhm erlangte Montesquieu mit seinen "Lettres persanes", in denen er anhand von fiktiven Briefen eines adligen Persers und seines Dieners, die durch Europa reisten, die zeitgenössische Politik, die sozialen Verhältnisse, die Kirchenangelegenheiten und die Literatur Frankreichs verspottet.
Die Erkenntnisse Montesquieus kamen zum ersten Mal in der US-Verfassung zur Anwendung und kurze Zeit später bei der Verfassung, die aus der Französischen Revolution hervorging.
Considérations sur les causes de la grandeur des Romains et de leur décadence.
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 Montesquieu, Baron de Biography | World of Sociology
Although the Grand Monarch achieved success in many of his endeavors, both his attempt to impose cultural and religious unity and his unsuccessful wars provoked sharp reactions that continued throughout the eighteenth century.
Charles Louis de Secondat was born on January 18, 1689, at the castle of La Brède near Bordeaux.
His father, Jacques de Secondat, was a soldier with a long noble ancestry, and his mother, Marie Françoise de Pesnel, who died when Charles Louis was seven, was an heiress who eventually brought the barony of La Brède to the Secondat family.
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 Montesquieu, Charles Louis de Secondat, baron de la Brède et de — Infoplease.com
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Montesquieu, Charles-Louis De Secondat, Baron de la Brede et De.(Montesquieu.
The Politics of Distinction and Disobedience: Honor and the Defense of Liberty in Montesquieu.(Charles-Louis de Secondat Montesquieu,......
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 Amazon.com: Montesquieu: The Spirit of the Laws (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought): Books: Charles ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This lucid translation renders Montesquieu's problematic text newly accessible to a fresh generation of students, helping them to understand why Montesquieu was such an important figure in the early enlightenment and why The Spirit of the Laws was such an influence on those who framed the American Constitution.
Laws, taken in the broadest meaning, are the necessary relations deriving from the nature of things; and in this sense, all beings have their laws: the divinity has its laws, the material world has its laws, the intelligences superior to man have their laws, the beasts have their laws, man has his laws.
Montesquieu: The Spirit of the Laws (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought) by Charles de Montesquieu
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 Free Speech Philosophers--Baron de Montesquieu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
1) Montesquieu was an important French thinker during the first have of the eighteenth century.
Many of his ideas on the role of government and liberty wou ld later be assimilated into the thinking of American theorists such as Jefferson and Madison and much of the United State Constitution would be based on these beliefs.
Madison would later extend Montesquieu's ideas by saying that virtue cannot exist in g overnment alone, it must exist in the people, To suppose that any government will secure happiness without any virtue in the people is a chimerical idea.
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 Could the American Revolution have happened without the Age of Enlightenment?
In 1721 the Persian Letters by Charles de Secondat and Baron de Montesquieu gave them the tool to make humorous remarks and sharp criticisms about French society, These were published secretly because people were punished for criticizing the king.
In 1748, Montesquieu wrote The Spirit of the Laws.
They used the Enlightenment ideas of social contract to set up the government, to be governed by the people to preserve their natural rights and for the good of the whole.
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 Montesquieu: Greatness of the Romans and their Decline (abridged)
Montesquieu: Greatness of the Romans and their Decline (abridged)
With this new translation of Montesquieu's Considerations on the Greatness and Decline of the Romans the Agora Editions makes available another capital text in political philosophy, a text which is important not only on historical grounds but because of the relevance of its thought to modern problems.
d For Montesquieu's analysis of the English Parliament, see The Spirit of the Laws, XI, 6.
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 Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu information information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In 1715, at twenty-six years of age, he married Jeanne de Latrigue, a Calvinist who brought him a substantial dowry.
At the age of twenty-seven, upon the death of his uncle, he inherited a fortune, the title Baron de Montesquieu and Président à Mortier in the Parliament of Bordeaux.
Montesquieu is believed to have been a powerful influence on many of the American Founders, most notably James Madison, and English translations of his books remain in print to this day (Cambridge University Press edition: ISBN 0521369746).
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 Modern History Sourcebook: Montesquieu: Spirit of the Laws, 1748
Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689­1755), was a nobleman, a judge in a French court, and one of the most influential political thinkers.
Based on his research he developed a number of political theories presented in The Spirit of the Laws (1748).
From Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws, vol.
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Montesquieu: Ideological Co-Founder of the American Constitution along with John Locke
Montesquieu, Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de la Bréde (1689-1755)
Modern History Sourcebook: Montesquieu: The Spirit of the Laws, 1748 (excerpt)
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 Montesquieu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
1689 January 18, born near Bordeaux to Jacques de Secondat, a soldier, and Marie Francoise de Pesnel.
His father dies and he becomes the head of the family.
1716 His uncle dies leaving him the title Baron de Montesquieu, his fortune and his office of President a Mortier.
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 Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu Books and Articles - Research Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de ...
French Liberal Thought in the Eighteenth Century: A Study of Political Ideas from Bayle to Condorcet (Discussion of Montesquieu's L'Esprit de Lois begins on p.
Philosophers and Religious Leaders ("Montesquieu, Baron de la Brete et de" begins on p.
The Pursuit of Happiness in the Democratic Creed: An Analysis of Political Ethics ("The Principles of Montesquieu" begins on p.
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 HistoryWiz Primary Source
Montesquieu, [Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689­1755)], was an influential French enlightenment political thinker.
Hence it is that many of the princes of Europe, whose aim has been leveled at arbitrary power, have constantly set out with uniting in their own persons, all the branches of magistracy, and all the great offices of state.
From Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws, translated by Thomas Nugent, (London: J. Nourse, 1777)
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 [MONTESQUIEU, Charles de Secondat, Baron de], Considerations sur les causesde la grandeur des romains et de leur ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
[MONTESQUIEU, Charles de Secondat, Baron de], Considerations sur les causesde la grandeur des romains et de leur decadence
The second issue has an erata leaf, not called for in thefirst: among the errata it signals is one on one of the cancels.
Written midway between LesLettres persanes and L'Esprit des loix this is perhaps now his most readable book, besides itshistorical impotance: to PMM 197 it is 'the first comprehensive philosophy of society'.
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