In 1498 Machiavelli was named chancellor and secretary of the second chancellery
his job included writing diplomatic letters ,reading and writing reports he also went on over 23 diplomatic missions
Wrote "the price" in which he expressed his political ideas on how to run a country and how he thought about the church. "It is better to be feared then loved by your people"
Was a well educated man, knew Latian ,grammar structure, rhetoric and worked in a medieval writing office, was born a noble but by no means was rich
personality traits: loyal self sacrificing,supported goverment over the church