Baron de Montesquieu

1689-1755

 

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Important Facts
  • three-part government -- legislative, executive, and judicial
  • separation of governmental powers
  • U.S. government based on his suggested structure
  • wrote On the Spirit of Laws
  • Believed in the rights of the individual
  • influence the writing of constitutions of many countries including the United States


John Locke
Mary Wolstonecraft
Montesquieu
Jean Jacques Rousseau
John Stuart Mill


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