Cesare Beccaria, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Cesare Beccaria

jurist, philosopher and politician from Italy

Date of Birth: 15-Mar-1738

Place of Birth: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Date of Death: 20-Nov-1794

Profession: jurist, economist, philosopher, criminologist

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Cesare Beccaria

  • Cesare Bonesana di Beccaria, Marquis of Gualdrasco and Villareggio (Italian: ['t?e?zare bekka'ri?a, 't???-]; 15 March 1738 – 28 November 1794) was an Italian criminologist, jurist, philosopher, and politician, who is widely considered as the most talented jurist and 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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