Important French Thinker

Background Infomation

  1. January 18th,1689 born near Bordeaux
  2. He was born into a very wealth family but placed in a very poor family during his childhood
  3. When Montesquieu father died he was placed with his uncle
  4. Died February 10th,1755 in Bordeaux and he was the age of 66
  5. Most of his family members died, his mom died when he was 7 years old and his dad died in 1713
  6. Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu was his full name
  7. Montesquieu spouse was Jeanne de Lartigue
O.A.R. Ep. 24: Montesquieu


  1. In 1708, Monestquieu studied law in Bordeaux and Paris
  2. His job was an important French thinker
  3. Monestquieu was most known for The Spirit of Laws
  4. He wrote The Spirit of Laws because its about significant impact on political theory

Thoughts and feelings

  1. He didn't think all people were equal
  2. He approved of slavery
  3. He thought woman were weaker than man so they had to obey their husbands commands
  4. However he did think woman had the ability to govern