Cesare Beccaria

Cesare Beccaria

Born: March 15, 1738

Died: November 28, 1794

Nationality: Italian

Occupation: Judge

Biography: Cesare, Marquis of Beccaria-Bonesana was an Italian jurist, philosopher and politician best known for his treatise On Crimes and Punishments, which condemned torture and the death penalty, and was a founding work in the field of penology.

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