Niccolò Machiavelli @540

Niccolò Machiavelli @540

Niccolò Machiavelli (Detail of 1500 portrait of Niccolò Machiavelli, May 3, 1469 – June 21, 1527) by Santi di Tito)

Niccolò Machiavelli (Detail of 1500 portrait of Machiavelli by Santi di Tito)

Niccolò Machiavelli (May 3, 1469June 21, 1527) was Italian historian, statesman and political author. His best-known work is The Prince, the posthumously published treatise responsible for bringing the authorial descriptiveMachiavellian” into wide usage as a pejorative term to denote power-hungry, megalomanic, unethical or despotic practices or methods.

Machiavellian

  1. Attempting to achieve their goals by cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous methods.
    Iago is the Machiavellian antagonist in William Shakespeare’s play, Othello.

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