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Cesare Bonesana di Beccaria

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1738 - 1794


Historical Period:
The 18th Century


Beccaria was an Italian legal philosopher, political economist and politician who was much influenced by the French philosophes. In Milan he introduced a number of legal and monetary reforms but is best known for his 1764 work On Crimes and Punishments in which he advocated an end to torture and the death penalty.



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