Definition of Niccolo Machiavelli
1. Noun. A statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527).
Generic synonyms: Philosopher, National Leader, Solon, Statesman
Derivative terms: Machiavellian
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1. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Ralph Francis Kerr, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (1902)
"More reprehensible still were the conclusions which Niccolo Machiavelli, the most gifted representative of the false renaissance drew from the philosophy of ..."
2. The World's Legal Philosophies by Fritz Berolzheimer (1912)
"... of St. Peter to the Emperor, and to place the Church under the powerful protection of temporal authority. 5: THE WRITINGS OF Niccolo Machiavelli ..."
3. The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient by Richard Garnett, Léon Vallée, Alois Brandl (1899)
"[NiccOLO MACHIAVELLI, Florentine writer and statesman, was born May 3, 1469. He came of a noble but impoverished family, his father being Bernardo ..."
4. The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose edited by Henry Cabot Lodge, Francis Whiting Halsey (1909)
"Niccolo Machiavelli Born in Florence In 1469, died in 1527; of a noble but impoverished family; employed in diplomatic missions to small Italian states and ..."