1835 - Born on November 6th in Verona, Austrian Empire, Italy. Italian criminologist whose views, though now largely discredited, brought about a shift in criminology from a legalistic preoccupation with crime to a scientific study of criminals.
1859 - Lombroso served as physician in the Austro-Italian war.
1862-1876 - Lombroso studied at the universities of Padua, Vienna, and Paris, and he was professor of psychiatry.
- He published a pamphlet setting forth his theory of the origin of criminal traits.
1896-1897 - In the study, later enlarged into the famous L'uomo delinquente (5th ed., 3 vol., Criminal Man), he compared anthropological measurements and developed the concept of the atavistic, or born, criminal.
1909 - Died on October 19th in Turin, Italy.
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