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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  • Then Mabel, commanding silence, at last read the letter to Beccaria.

    Stories of Invention

    Edward E. Hale

  • He repeated this thought to Beccaria in 1773 (ibid., VI, 112).

    Benjamin Franklin

    Frank Luther Mott

  • Beccaria was an Italian publicist (1738-94) who worked for the reform of the penal law.

  • Some admire it, like de Maistre; others execrate it, like Beccaria.

    Les Misrables

    Victor Hugo

  • Italians, with you as with us, Beccaria is dead and Farinace is alive.

    Les Misrables

    Victor Hugo