Facts about Niccolo Machiavelli
Niccolo Machiavelli Biography
Machiavelli has been called the brilliant creator of modern political science by some, and a cynical beast by others because of the notion in politics that says “the end justifies the means.”
Machialvelli’s 1513 book The Prince is a landmark work in the history of political power.
A high-level statesman in Florence (1498-1512), he traveled on diplomatic missions throughout Europe before he was exiled by the Medicis.
Imprisoned for a time, he later retired to his private estate and concentrated on studying and writing.
A rumination on the acquisition and uses of power, The Prince remains a mainstay of college bookstores everywhere.