What are facts about baron de montesquieu?

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January 27, 2012 1:03AM

-real name: Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu

-born: January 19, 1689

-died: February 10, 1755

-major works are: The Persian Letters and The Spirit of Laws

-His father Jacques de Secondat was a soldier

-He is famous for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers

-His mother Marie Françoise de Pesnel died when Montesquieu was seven

-born in La Brède, France, just outside of Bordeaux

-was in an aristocratic family with considerable landholdings