Despite the popularity of the prince, machiavelli’s major political work is probably the discourses on the first decade of titus livius its first pages were written in 1513, but the text was completed only between 1518 and 1521.
Machiavelli as an individual has been described as aloof, as standing to one side of life ‘with a sarcastic expression continually playing around his mouth and flashing from his eyes’ this reputation is based on machiavelli’s most famous work, the prince, which was written in 1513-14.
Niccolò di bernardo dei machiavelli was born in florence, italy, on may 3, 1469 — a time when italy was divided into four rival city-states and, thusly, was at the mercy of stronger governments throughout the rest of europe.
Machiavellianism is the employment of cunning and duplicity in statecraft or in general conduct the word comes from the italian renaissance diplomat and writer niccolò machiavelli , born in 1469, who wrote il principe ( the prince ), among other works.
Machiavelli and niccolo machiavelli information summaries of the prince, and the works of nicolo machiavelli this site contains all of niccol ò machiavelli's writings and updated commentary (see thoughts for today) on his work.
In much of machiavelli's work, it seems that the ruler must adopt unsavory policies for the sake of the continuance of his regime donskis, leonidas, ed (2011) niccolò machiavelli: history, power, and virtue rodopi,. In 1519 machiavelli was partly reconciled with the medici and he was given various duties, including writing a history of florence when the medici was deposed in 1527 machiavelli hoped for a new government post.