Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
"Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are." 

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Nicolo Machiavelli was born in Florence on 3rd May 1469. Over the centuries his words have become the bywords for manipulation, deception and other traits which we all feel are beneath us. But is The Prince really such a work? Or is there, upon reflection, much to praise and when seen in tandem with the rise, fall and rise again of the Medici's perhaps it reveals much more. From 1494 to 1512 Machiavelli held official post in Florence which included diplomatic missions to various European courts. Imprisoned in Florence, 1512; he was later exiled and returned to San Casciano. He died in Florence on 22nd June 1527.
 

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Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy. He was a political philosopher, statesman, and court advisor. Starting out as a clerk, he quickly rose in the ranks because he understood balance of power issues involved in many of his diplomatic missions. His political pursuits quickly ended after he was imprisoned by the Medici family. He is best known for The Prince, his guide to power attainment and cutthroat leadership. He also wrote poetry and plays, including a comedy named Mandragola. He died on June 21, 1527 at the age of 58.
 
Published April 22, 2014 by A Word To The Wise. 78 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Fiction