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Niccolo Machiavelli

Humanist philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli

Full Name: Niccolo di Bernardo dei Machiavelli
Profession: Humanist philosopher


Biography: Founder of modern political science, and more specifically political ethics. Also wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry. Wrote his masterpiece, "The Prince", after the Medici had recovered power and he no longer held a position of responsibility in Florence.

Born: May 3, 1469
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: June 21, 1527 (aged 58)

Historical Events

  • 1512-11-07 Medici's discharge Niccolo Machiavelli from Florence

Quotes by Niccolo Machiavelli

  • "So in all human affairs one notices, if one examines them closely, that it is impossible to remove one inconvenience without another emerging."

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