Cesare Beccaria

Beccaria was born in Milan on 15 March 1738 to the Marchese Gian Beccaria Bonesana, an aristocrat of moderate well-being from the Austrian Habsburg Empire. Continue reading

Cesare Beccaria Calls to Abolish Death Penalty

Cesare Beccaria, an economist and reformer from Milan, Italy called to abolish the death penalty in 1764 as published in Dei delitti e delle pene (Crimes and Punishments). Continue reading

First Country to Abolish the Death Penalty

New Zealand, an English-speaking country in 1936 was the first to abolish the death penalty. Continue reading