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Cesare Beccaria

jurist, philosopher and politician from Italy (1738-1794)

1738   -   1794

movement: Italian romanticism
languages spoken, written or signed: Italian
educated at: University of Pavia
occupation: philosopher, jurist, economist, criminologist

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Cesare Bonesana di Beccaria, Marquis of Gualdrasco and Villareggio (Italian: [ˈtʃeːzare bekkaˈriːa, ˈtʃɛː-]; 15 March 1738 – 28 November 1794) was a Lombard criminologist, jurist, philosopher, economist and politician, who is widely considered one of the greatest thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment. He is well remembered for his treatise On Crimes and Punishments (1764), which condemned torture and the death penalty, and was a founding work in the field of penology and the Classical School of criminology. Beccaria is considered the father of modern criminal law and the father of criminal justice.According to John Bessler, Beccaria's works had a profound influence on the Founding Fathers of the United States.
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