machiavelli


noun

  1. Nic·co·lò di Ber·nar·do [neek-kaw-law dee bernahr-daw] /ˌnik kɔˈlɔ di bɛrˈnɑr dɔ/, 1469–1527, Italian statesman, political philosopher, and author.

noun

  1. Niccolò (nikkoˈlɔ). 1469–1527, Florentine statesman and political philosopher; secretary to the war council of the Florentine republic (1498–1512). His most famous work is Il Principe (The Prince, 1532)

see Machiavellian. His name was Englished 16c.-18c. as Machiavel.

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