Italian politician, historian, philosopher, diplomat and humanist.
May 3rd 1469- June 21st 1527
Founder of modern political science.. political ethics
Between 1503 and 1506, Machiavelli was responsible for the Florentine militia.
He also wrote comedies, carnival songs and poetry
He wrote his masterpiece The Prince
The prince was written in 1513 but not published until 1532, 5 years after his death
Machiavelli was seen as a major source of the republicanism that spread throughout England and North America in the 17th and 18th centuries
He captures an aspect of politics that existed in Italy in the 16th century, and exists yet today.