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1. Introduction

On November 30, 1786, Grand Duke Peter Leopold, the brother of Emperor Joseph II, promulgated a criminal code for the territory of Tuscany that he ruled (a Habsburg secondogeniture since 1737) that was received as a sensation across Europe (Criminal law). The Riforma della legislazione criminale toscana, composed in the spirit of the Enlightenment, was his only work. The code was generally called the Leopoldina (or Codice leopoldino) after the grand duke, who deliber…

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Schlosser, Hans, “Leopoldina”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023338>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801

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