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By: Amarna - Set Lapre Osvaldo AvecillasAidan Lloyd

Cesare Bonesana BeccariaSlide2

- Early Life -Slide3

Early LifeBorn March 15, 1738 in Milan Italy

Father, an aristocrat of the Austrian Habsburg Empire only earned a limited income.

Received his education in Jesuit school in Parma, Italy but described it as oppressive of “the development of human feelings”

Graduated in Law from the University of Parma

Beccaria was susceptible to mood swings and tended to alter between anger, enthusiasm, depression and fatigue.

Married Teresa Blasco at age 16 to her father's disliking, and gave birth to baby girlBefriended the Verri brothers and formed a society called the “academy of fists” dedicated to promoting economic, political and administrative reform. Slide4

- Main Beliefs -Slide5

Main BeliefsBeccaria believed in the abolishment of torture.

He introduced the idea that laws existed to keep social order instead of avenging crimes

He suggested that capital punishment should be abolished and that suspects should be able to go through a speedy trial.

He knew that by working on education and rewarding good behavior more people would become happy.Slide6

- Published Works -Slide7

Published WorksOn Remedies for The Monetary Disorders of Milian- Created in association with the “Academy of Fist”. Was Beccaria’s first published work.

On Crimes and Punishments- Most famous work which was first published anonymously as he was scared that he would be punished for criticizing government. It wasn’t until later when it was accepted by government did he take ownership of the document . This was read by many countries in Europe.Slide8

- Influences/Legacies -Slide9

Influences/Legacies Beccaria’s ideas were able to influence the rights in the bill of rights since his work “On Crimes and Punishment” was a reference to the founding fathers.

Beccaria’s ideas were also able to outlaw or reduce torture in Europe and the Americas.

Beccaria was also able to influence the United States into abolishing capital punishment (the death sentence) in many states.

Beccaria was able to influence criminal law reformers from Europe and North America.Slide10

- Fun Facts -Slide11

After death he was known as a legend in both England and FranceHas 2 statues in Milan, ItalyHe had very random and extreme mood swings

Didn’t have good social skills which is why he left Paris

While alive the French considered him very immature.

Returned to Milan and didn’t publish any more works nor was involved in social life.

Moved to Austria and was a lowkey politician.

Fun FactsSlide12


Famous Quotes“The punishment of death is the war of a nation against a citizen whose destruction it judges to be is necessary or useful”

- Beccaria is demonstrating how humanity may sometimes come up with unjust punishments such as capital punishment.

Happy is a nation that has no history”-

Beccaria is saying that most nations have a history filled with wars and hardships, so the nations without this have less negative experiences causing the country to be happier. Slide14

Citations -Slide15

CitationsEarly Life , Published Works, and Legacies/Influences:

Editors, B. (n.d.). Cesare Beccaria Biography. Retrieved October 26, 2015, from

Main Beliefs:

Cesare Beccaria. (n.d.). Retrieved October 26, 2015, from Facts/Quotes: Sailus, C. (n.d.). Cesare Beccaria: Theories, Impact & Jurisprudence. Retrieved October 28, 2015, from 9 QUOTES BY CESARE BECCARIA | A-Z Quotes. (n.d.). Retrieved October 30, 2015, from Slide16

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