Niccolo Machiavelli

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Birthday
3, 1469
Birthplace
Florence, Italy
Death Date
Jun 21, 1527 (58)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
3, 1469
Birthplace
Florence, Italy
Death Date
Jun 21, 1527 (58)

About

Ruthless Italian political philosopher who wrote The Prince in the early 1500s, which was considered his masterpiece.

Before Fame

He commanded Florence's militia from 1503 until 1506, although he distrusted his officers.

Trivia

His The Prince influenced the Medici Pope Clement VII after it was finally published in 1532, five years after he died. His book also gave rise to the derogatory term Machiavellianism.

Family Life

His parents were named Bernardo di Niccolo Machiavelli and Barolomea di Stefano Nelli.

Associated With

He was a political philospher much like Karl Marx.