Niccolo Machiavelle

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.

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