Montesquieu

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Most Influential Person

French social commentator and political thinker

Why Is Montesquieu Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu , generally referred to as simply Montesquieu, was a French judge, man of letters, historian, and political philosopher. He is the principal source 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 Law , which was received well in both Great Britain and the American colonies, influenced the Founding Fathers of the United States in drafting the U.S. Constitution.

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What Are Montesquieu's Academic Contributions?

Montesquieu is most known for their academic work in the field of law. They are also known for their academic work in the fields of sociology, philosophy, and literature.

Montesquieu has made the following academic contributions:

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