Niccolo Machiavelli Biography

Niccol├▓ di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. He was for many years an official in the Florentine Republic, with responsibilities in diplomatic and military affairs. He was a founder of modern political science, and more specifically political ethics. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry. His personal correspondence is renowned in the Italian language. He was Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Republic of Florence from 1498 to 1512, when the Medici were out of power. He wrote his masterpiece, The Prince, after the Medici had recovered power and he no longer held a position of responsibility in Florence.

"Machiavellianism" is a widely used negative term to characterize unscrupulous politicians of the sort Machiavelli described in The Prince. The book itself gained enormous notoriety and wide readership because the author seemed to be endorsing behavior often deemed as evil and immoral. Source: Wikipedia

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Name:
Niccolo Machiavelli
Full Name:
Niccolo di Bernardo dei Machiavelli
Nationality:
Italy
Profession:
Writer, Philosopher, Historian, Politician, Diplomat
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
May 3, 1469
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
June 21, 1527
Age at Death:
58
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