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Transcript of Cesare Beccaria
Born in Milan, Italy on March 11th, 1738
Went to a Jesuit College in Parma
Received a degree in economics in 1758
First published work was in 1762
It described problems with currency in Milan, and solutions to these problems
Formed "The Academy of Fists" with other young aristocrats
The Academy of Fists becomes important cultural reformist group
In 1764, Beccaria writes "On Crime and Punishments"
Published anonymously out of fear of being accused of treason
The book condemned death penalty and torture as punishment
Argued that capital punishment didn't deter crime, and it was unethical for the state to take any citizen's life
Once the book became popular, Beccaria made himself known as the Author
Praised by Voltaire, Maria Theresa, and Katherine the Great
Became chair of law and economics at Palatin College of Milan in 1768
Beccaria died in Milan in 1794