Charles de Secondat Montesquieu

Early Life

On January 18, 1689 in Bordeaux, France, Charles de Secondat Montesquieu was born. He was born into a wealthy family, He was placed into a poor family during his childhood. When he was 7 his mother died he was sent to oratorian college de Juilly to study literature, science and other subjects when he was 11. He began working in Paris after he graduated. in 1713 he came back to Bordeaux because his father died the following years he became a councilor to the Bordeaux parliament and he got married to Jeanne de Lartigue .

Beliefs in government

Montesquieu thought 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). He believed that a government that was elected by the people was the best form of government.

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He wrote 2 books


Their were many people that where criticl including voltair who thought his ideas were conservative