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Niccolo Machiavelli 1469 - 1527 Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3 1469 in Florence Italy He is known for being a political philosopher historian writer statesman and diplomat At the time of his life Italy was in great turmoil Italy was divided between four dominant city-states and each of these was continually at the mercy of the stronger foreign governments of Europe Since 1434 the wealthy Medici family ruled Florence A reform movement begun in 1494 temporarily interrupted their rule in which the young Machiavelli became an important diplomat When the Medici family regained power in 1512 with the help of Spanish troops Machiavelli was tortured and removed from public life For the next ten years he devoted himself to writing history political philosophy and even plays He ultimately gained favor with the Medici family and was called back to public duty for the last two years of his life Niccolo Machiavelli developed a reputation throughout his life of unethical distrust being associated with corrupt government and diabolical Machiavelli was suspected as a conspirator involved in the downfall of Gonfaloniere Soderini He was arrested and later tortured for this - he continued saying that he was innocent Later when he was released from prison he was forced to retire from public life He was banished to his country estate at San Casciano This is where he wrote The Prince Discourses and two plays amongst some other minor works as well However many people criticize Machiavellis radical suggestions in The Prince These people do not consider the state Italy was in when The Prince was written Machiavelli wrote The Prince to help save Italy from frequent foreign invasions According to those that knew Machiavelli he was a religious and moral man Machiavellis greatest work is The Prince written in 1513 and published after his death in 1532 The work immediately provoked controversy and was soon condemned by Pope Clement VIII Its main theme is that
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