May 3, 1469-June 1, 1527
He was an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist and writer based in Florence during the rennissance
He was a founder of modern political science and ethics
Machiavelli wrote books that were like handbooks for rulers. His most famous was "The Prince"
Niccolo Machiavelli's political philosophy has centered around idealism and how The Government should opporate