Cesare Bonesana (ˈtʃɛzare bɔnɛˈzɑːna), Marchese de. 1738–94, Italian legal theorist and political economist; author of the influential treatise Crimes and Punishments (1764), which attacked corruption, torture, and capital punishment
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How to use Beccaria in a sentence
Beccaria's treatise upon crimes and punishments had appeared in 1764, and had excited the applause of Europe.
Beccaria, in the preface to his essay, speaks of la massima felicità divisa nel maggior numero.
Montesquieu and Beccaria had spoken in general terms of the desirable qualities of punishment.
They stand with Grotius, Thomasius, and Beccaria—the men who in modern times have done most to prevent unmerited sorrow.History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom | Andrew Dickson White
Bentham himself attributes the authorship of the phrase to Beccaria or Priestley.