Niccolò Machiavelli


Born
in Florence, Italy
February 11, 1469

Died
March 23, 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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4.05 avg rating — 6,333 ratings — published 1521 — 70 editions
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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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4.07 avg rating — 859 ratings — published 1531 — 12 editions
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The Portable Machiavelli

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The Art of War/The Prince

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3.99 avg rating — 690 ratings — published 1521 — 79 editions
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Selected Political Writings

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4.02 avg rating — 334 ratings — published 1994 — 4 editions
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History of Florence and of ...

3.88 avg rating — 334 ratings — published 1526 — 135 editions
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