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Cesare, Marquis of Beccaria (Cesare, marchese di Beccaria Bonesana)

Born: 1738 AD
Died: 1794 AD, at 56 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Philosophers, Politician



1738 - Born on the 11th of March in Milan, Italy.




1762 - The study of Montesquieu redirected his attention towards economics; and his first publication



1764 - Published a brief but justly celebrated treatise Dei Delitti e delle Pene.


1766 - Translated into French by André Morellet and published with an anonymous commentary by Voltaire.



1767 - English translation appeared and it was translated into several other languages.



1768 - Appointed to the chair of law and economy, founded expressly for him at the Palatine college of Milan.



1771 - Beccaria was made a member of the supreme economic council.



1791 - He was appointed to the board for the reform of the judicial code, where he made a valuable contribution.



1794 - He died on 28th of November in Milan.





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