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Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527)

Machiavelli, Niccolò (mak-i-a-vel’li). A famous Italian statesman, and political and historical writer; born at Florence, May 3, 1469; died there, June 22, 1527. Among his works were: ‘The Prince’ (1513), the famous book on the art of government which has made “Machiavelism” a synonym for perfidy and mercilessness in politics and diplomacy; ‘Mandragola’ (1513?), a comedy; ‘Art of War’ (1520); ‘Discourses,’ etc. (1531), a treatise on republican government; ‘Florentine History’ (1532). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).