Niccolò Machiavelli


Born
in Florence, Italy
January 15, 1469

Died
June 01, 1527

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Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was an Italian political philosopher, musician, poet, and playwright. He is a figure of the Italian Renaissance and a central figure of its political component, most widely known for his treatises on realist political theory (The Prince) on the one hand and republicanism (Discourses on Livy) on the other.

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The Prince

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The Discourses

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The Art of War

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Mandragola

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The Prince and Other Writings

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The Prince and The Discourses

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The Portable Machiavelli

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The Art of War/The Prince

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Selected Political Writings

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History of Florence and of ...

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“Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.”
Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

“If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.”
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

“The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.”
Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

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June 2019 Old School Poll

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli 1513, 140 pages
 
  95 votes, 32.5%

A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy 1873, 374 pages
 
  65 votes, 22.3%

 
  53 votes, 18.2%

 
  39 votes, 13.4%

Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant 1885, 416 pages
 
  24 votes, 8.2%

New Grub Street by George Gissing 1891, 560 pages
 
  16 votes, 5.5%

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