Montesquieu, Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de (La Br{egrave}de et de)

Montesquieu, detail of an oil painting dated 1718; in the Académie Nationale des Sciences, …Courtesy of the Academie Nationale des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Bordeaux, France; photograph, Studio Denis
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