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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4.08 avg rating — 1,026 ratings — published 1521 — 72 editions
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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.”
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“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.”
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