Max Planck Institute for European Legal History

Prof. Dr. Mario Losano

Hansaallee 41

60323 Frankfurt am Main


Prof. Dr. Mario Losano
Prof. Dr. Mario Losano
Affiliate Researcher

Main Focus

  • German legal philosophy of the 19th century
  • The circulation of the European legal ideas outside of Europe in the 19th century
  • Geopolitics, human rights, legal informatics, e-government, data protection


Curriculum Vitae

Mario G. Losano, born in 1939, tought at the State University of Milan since 1968 and is now an Emeritus professor of Legal Philosophy and Legal Informatics at Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, professor at the Doctoral School of Law and Istitutions of the Università degli Studi, Turin, and the “Dipartimento di Scienze Umane per la Formazione”, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan. He is a corresponding member of the Accademia delle Scienze, Turin (Italy); Academia Pernambucana de Letras, Recife (Brazil); Academia Sergipana de Letras, Aracaju (Brazil) and Hans Kelsen Institute (Vienna).


  • Doctor honoris causa:
    • Juristische Fakultät, Universität Hannover (Germany), 2004
    • Juristische Fakultät, Universidad de la República, Montevideo (Uruguay), 2008
    • Juristische Fakultät, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid (Spain), 2009
    • "Professor honoris causa", Law School, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife (Brazil), 2012
  • Awards:
    • Prix International des Hautes Synthèses, Nice (France), 1971
    • Premio Honeywell for scientifc journalism, Milan (Italy), 1971
    • Medalha do Gaúcho, Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), 1975
    • Alexander von Humboldt-Forschungspreis, Bonn (Germany), 1995
  • Honours:
    • "Comendador da Ordem Nacional do Cruzeiro do Sul", Brasília, Brazil, 2002
    • "Österreichisches Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst I. Klasse", 2012
    • Rotary Club (District 2032), Honorary Fellow and Paul Harris Fellow, 2015
    • Gold Medal, Milan Bar Association, 2015
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