Cesare Lombroso, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Cesare Lombroso

Italian criminologist

Date of Birth: 06-Nov-1835

Place of Birth: Verona, Veneto, Italy

Date of Death: 19-Oct-1909

Profession: writer, physician, psychiatrist, criminologist, essayist

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Cesare Lombroso

  • Cesare Lombroso (, also US: , Italian: ['t?e?zare lom'bro?zo, 't???-, -o?so]; born Ezechia Marco Lombroso; 6 November 1835 – 19 October 1909), was an Italian criminologist, physician, and founder of the Italian School of Positivist Criminology.
  • Lombroso rejected the established classical school, which held that crime was a characteristic trait of human nature.
  • Instead, using concepts drawn from physiognomy, degeneration theory, psychiatry and Social Darwinism, Lombroso's theory of anthropological criminology essentially stated that criminality was inherited, and that someone "born criminal" could be identified by physical (congenital) defects, which confirmed a criminal as savage or atavistic.

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