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Beccaria, Cesare Bonesana, 1738-1794



  • Existence: 1738 - 1794

Cesare Bonesana di 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 (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.

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Cesare Bonesana Beccaria letter

Mss 772562.1
Identifier: Mss 772562.1
Scope and Contents Letter from Cesare Bonesana Beccaria to Turin Vernazza is sending package. Indicates his pleasure at the recognition accorded the town of Biella.