Niccol Machiavelli Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy, the third child and first son of attorney Bernardo di Niccol Machiavelli and his wife, Bartolomea di Stefano Nelli The Machiavelli family is believed to be descended from the old marquesses of Tuscany and to have produced thirteen Florentine Gonfalonieres of Justice, one of the offices of a group of nine citizens selected by drawing lots every two Be Like the Fox Machiavelli In His World Erica Benner Be Like the Fox Machiavelli In His World Erica Benner on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The dramatic, myth shattering story of how Machiavelli arguably the most misunderstood thinker of all time fought to change his corrupt world Since the publication of The Prince five centuries ago Niccol Machiavelli Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Biography Relatively little is known for certain about Machiavelli s early life in comparison with many important figures of the Italian Renaissance the following section draws on Capponi and Vivanti He was born May in Florence and at a young age became a pupil of a renowned Latin teacher, Paolo da Ronciglione. Niccolo Machiavelli Biography, Books, Philosophy Niccol Machiavelli, born May , , Florence, Italy died June , , Florence , Italian Renaissance political philosopher and statesman, secretary of the Florentine republic, whose most famous work, The Prince Il Principe , brought him a reputation as an atheist and an immoral cynic. The Prince, by Nicolo Machiavelli INTRODUCTION Nicolo Machiavelli was born at Florence on rd May He was the second son of Bernardo di Nicolo Machiavelli, a lawyer of some repute, and of Bartolommea di Stefano Nelli, his wife. The Prince The Prince Italian Il Principe il print ipe is a th century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli.From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in , using a Latin title, De Principatibus Of Principalities However, the printed version was not published until , five years after Machiavelli s death. Machiavelli The Prince Chapter XVII Constitution Society The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli CHAPTER XVII Concerning Cruelty And Clemency, And Whether It Is Better To Be Loved Than Feared COMING now to the other qualities mentioned above, I say that every prince ought to desire to be considered clement and not cruel Nevertheless he ought to take care not to misuse this clemency. Machiavelli Still Shocking after Centuries The Despite his reputation as an influential political theorist, Machiavelli s body of written work is slight It consists primarily of The Prince and The Discourses.Unlike the later realists Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince The Harvard Classics Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince The Harvard Classics Introductory Note NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI, one of the most brilliant and versatile intellects of the Italian Renaissance, was born at Florence, May , He entered the public service as a young Discourses on Livy Niccolo Discourses on Livy is the founding document of modern republicanism, and Harvey C Mansfield and Nathan Tarcov have provided the definitive English translation of this classic work Faithful to the original Italian text, properly attentive to Machiavelli s idiom and subtlety of thought, it is eminently readable.