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Niccolo Machiavelli Niccolo Machiavelli was an Italian politician and political philosopher who is thought to be the founder of modern political science He is most popular for his work The Prince in which he explains that the route to a successful reign is through deception or to whatever means to get the job done Machiavellis concepts were considered amoral but he believed that these rules could be portrayed by the political practices of his time and those of the earlier ruling periods Niccolo Machiavelli was born in Florence Italy on May 3 1469 He was raised in a family of nobility and received good education in Latin classics In 1494 Machiavelli became a clerk under Marcello Virgillo Adriani and in 1498 he succeeded him and became a secretary when the Florentine Republic was proclaimed He served on 30 diplomatic missions while reorganizing and supervising the military operations of the republic In 1512 when the republic collapsed and the Medici ruling family regained power Machiavelli was suspected of plotting a conspiracy against them Thus he was tortured and sentenced to prison After his release he became indigent and devoted his time to writing where some of his most important works were written but did not receive fame until they were published posthumously These works were his attempts to gain favor with the Medici rulers for a favorable and eminent government position but his attempts failed On June 21 1527 Machiavelli died in Florence during the time when the republic was temporarily put back in position Machiavellis works included Vita di Castruccio Castracani 1520 Dell arte della guerra Oh the Art of War 1521 Mandragola The Mandrake 1524 Istoria Fiorentine
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