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Cesare Beccaria

Cesare Beccaria

Cesare Bonesana-Beccaria, Marquis of Gualdrasco and Villareggio 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 , 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.

Birth: 15 March 1738

Died: 28 November 1794 (aged 56)

Nickname: Cesare Beccaria

Occupation: Jurist, philosopher, politician, and lawyer

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