Niccolò Machiavelli

1469 - 1527

Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (, also US: ; Italian: [nikkoˈlɔ mmakjaˈvɛlli]; 3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian Renaissance diplomat, philosopher and writer, best known for The Prince (Il Principe), written in 1513. He has often been called the father of modern political philosophy and political science.For many years he served as a senior official in the Florentine Republic with responsibilities in diplomatic and military affairs. He wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Niccolò Machiavelli has received more than 7,181,880 page views. His biography is available in 128 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Niccolò Machiavelli ranks 12 out of 1,005Before him are Immanuel Kant, René Descartes, Pythagoras, Avicenna, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Friedrich Nietzsche. After him are Augustine of Hippo, Francis Bacon, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Thomas Aquinas, John Locke, and Baruch Spinoza.

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Among people born in 1469, Niccolò Machiavelli ranks 1After him are Manuel I of Portugal, Guru Nanak, Gian Galeazzo Sforza, Thomas Cajetan, John Fisher, and Rodrigo de Triana. Among people deceased in 1527, Niccolò Machiavelli ranks 1After him are Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, Diego Columbus, Juan de Grijalva, Johann Froben, and Rodrigo de Bastidas.

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Among people born in Italy, Niccolò Machiavelli ranks 12 out of 3,282Before him are Michelangelo (1475), Archimedes (-287), Dante Alighieri (1265), Augustus (-63), Raphael (1483), and Antonio Vivaldi (1678). After him are Benito Mussolini (1883), Cicero (-106), Thomas Aquinas (1225), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Virgil (-70), and Nero (37).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Niccolò Machiavelli ranks 1After him are Thomas Aquinas (1225), Maria Montessori (1870), Parmenides (-501), Zeno of Elea (-490), Pliny the Elder (23), Antonio Gramsci (1891), Empedocles (-490), Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463), Boethius (480), Tommaso Campanella (1568), and Bonaventure (1221).

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