Baron De Montesquieu And The Enlightenment

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The Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Reason was a logical movement that took place in Europe during the time of the seventeenth and eighteenth century. Baron de Montesquieu was a French philosopher who lived through the time of the Enlightenment. Before Montesquieu, Louis XIV was the king of France. During the long reign of Louis XIV, he attempted to make France an absolute monarch. Though Louis XIV was a good ruler, he was also unsuccessful in some things that could change France. Baron de Montesquieu had a great impact on making France an absolute monarch after Louis XIV. Before Montesquieu could have any impact on France, there has to be an understanding of what occurred to both himself and his country that could help show why Montesquieu did anything to France. Montesquieu lived from January 18th, 1689 in Bordeaux, France until February 10th,1755 in Paris, France when he died as he was becoming blind. Montesquieu was born into a noble class in January of 1689 in Bordeaux, France where he was raised by his father in the castle of La Brede. While Montesquieu was spending his early years in the castle, the king, Louis XIV was in total power. Being born into a noble class, Montesquieu’s father, Jacques de Secondat was a soldier with a long ancestry of noble class life. The mother of Montesquieu, wasn't in Montesquieu’s life for a long time. It says “and his mother, Marie Françoise de Pesnel, who died when Montesquieu was seven, was an heiress who eventually brought
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