From: Hunter Birmingham

About Montesquieu

After returning to Le Brede in 1731, he began work on what would eventually become The Spirit of the Laws. In 1748, The Spirit of the Laws was published. He was born Jan. 18, 1689 and died Feb. 10, 1755. His mother died in 1696 when he was only 7 years old. He had a wife named Jane de Lartigue and she died the same year he did. His whole name is Baron de Montesquieu and he was a French political analyst who lived during the Age of Enlightenment. He is best known for his thoughts on the separation of powers. He lived in Paris, France.