Machiavelli


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Ma·chi·a·vel·li

 (măk′ē-ə-vĕl′ē, mä′kyä-), Niccolò 1469-1527.
Italian political theorist whose book The Prince (1513) describes the achievement and maintenance of power by a determined ruler indifferent to moral considerations.
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Machiavelli

(ˌmækɪəˈvɛlɪ)
n
(Biography) 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)
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Mach•i•a•vel•li

(ˌmæk i əˈvɛl i)

n.
Niccolò di Bernardo, 1469–1527, Italian political philosopher.
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Noun1.Machiavelli - a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)Machiavelli - a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)
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Machiavelli

[ˌmækɪəˈvelɪ] NMaquiavelo
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References in classic literature ?
The brain of a Machiavelli could scarcely have invented a plausible reply.
Machiavelli was the accredited agent of the Florentine Republic to Cesare Borgia (1478-1507) during the transactions which led up to the assassinations of the Orsini and Vitelli at Sinigalia, and along with his letters to his chiefs in Florence he has left an account, written ten years before "The Prince," of the proceedings of the duke in his "Descritione del modo tenuto dal duca Valentino nello ammazzare Vitellozzo Vitelli," etc., a translation of which is appended to the present work.
She beheld the horrible fate that overtook three Papists--two he-babies and a she-baby--who began their career by sousing each other with the Holy Water, and then proceeded to the Machiavelli memorial, dripping but hallowed.
"My information dates from the day on which I was arrested," returned the Abbe Faria; "and as the emperor had created the kingdom of Rome for his infant son, I presume that he has realized the dream of Machiavelli and Caesar Borgia, which was to make Italy a united kingdom."
We went to the Church of Santa Croce, from time to time, in Florence, to weep over the tombs of Michael Angelo, Raphael and Machiavelli,
It seems, however, that this politic damsel (who had been reading Machiavelli, beyond doubt), had a very ingenious little plot in her mind.
We pored together over such works as the Ververt et Chartreuse of Gresset; the Belphegor of Machiavelli; the Heaven and Hell of Swedenborg; the Subterranean Voyage of Nicholas Klimm by Holberg; the Chiromancy of Robert Flud, of Jean D'Indagine, and of De la Chambre; the Journey into the Blue Distance of Tieck; and the City of the Sun by Campanella.
The world still rings with the struggle between Pitt and Napoleon, two men who conducted the politics of their respective countries at an age when Henri de Navarre, Richelieu, Mazarin, Colbert, Louvois, the Prince of Orange, the Guises, Machiavelli, in short, all the best known of our great men, coming from the ranks or born to a throne, began to rule the State.
Discursos de Nicolao Machiaueli: Juan Lorenzo Ottevanti's Spanish Translation of Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy (1552)
Whereas in Kenya, the longstanding love affair between our local commentators and the 15th Century Italian political philosopher, Niccolo Machiavelli, still runs strong.
The Reception of Machiavelli in Early Modern Spain.
For more attentive readers Machiavelli's ends have served to excuse or explain his immorality.