Niccolo Machiavelli

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Niccolo Machiavelli Niccolo Machiavelli was an Italian philosopher who lived from 1469 to 1527. Machiavelli was best known for his book, The Prince, he was an Italian diplomat, a philosopher, and an Italian historian during the Renaissance. Niccolo Machiavelli was born in a town called Florence in Italy on May 3rd in 1469 to a wealthy family and was believed to have attended the University of Florence and had received excellent education. He was appointed as the Second Chancellor of the Republic of Florence and was responsible for diplomatic and military affairs. Niccolo Machiavelli was born in Florence (Firenze in the Italian language) in the year 1469. The Machiavelli family are thought to have descended from the Marques of Tuscany. The Marques is a Royal and Noble rank given to one in Renaissance age Europe. Since the Machiavelli’s had descended from Marques’ they were wealthy and were able to give Niccolo a good education. Machiavelli was born in a disorderly era, with popes waging greedy wars against Italian cities and states so that they could gain more land and power, as a result of this many people and cities fell from power in that era. Growing up in this era, and having such a background caused Machiavelli to learn about these subjects; war, and politics and this is what got him into politics as he grew up. Machiavelli entered his position as the second chancellor after the Medici Family was removed after 60 years of being in power. In his 14 years of service he carried out numerous diplomatic missions to the Papacy in Rome and many Italian states. In the later years of his service, Machiavelli was responsible for the Florentine armed forces. Machiavelli disbanded the mercenaries from the forces due to their unreliable ... ... middle of paper ... ...t`s why he was also known as “Makaveli”. Niccolo Machiavelli died at the age of 58 and was buried in Florence, ironically, because he was exiled from there. Works Cited (2009). empiricism (philosophy) -- Encyclopedia Britannica - Britannica.com. Retrieved January 13, 2014, from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/186146/empiricism. (2003). Niccolò Machiavelli (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Retrieved January 13, 2014, from http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/machiavelli/. (2002). Niccolo Machiavelli, 1469-1527 - The History Guide. Retrieved January 13, 2014, from http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/machiavelli.html. (2010). Niccolo Machiavelli – the Cunning Critic of Political Reason | History ... Retrieved January 14, 2014, from http://www.historytoday.com/vincent-barnett/niccolo-machiavelli-%E2%80%93-cunning-critic-political-reason.

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