Charles Louis de Secondat

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Noun1.Charles Louis de Secondat - French political philosopher who advocated the separation of executive and legislative and judicial powers (1689-1755)Charles Louis de Secondat - French political philosopher who advocated the separation of executive and legislative and judicial powers (1689-1755)
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Studying this checkered past with care, both Niccolo Machiavelli (whom some see as the founder of realism) and Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (who could be considered a founder of liberal internationalism), sought ways to combine the security advantages of large empires with the freedom (from military rule especially) of healthy republics.
Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755), was anobleman, a judge in a French court, and one of the most influential political thinkers of his time.