n. machiavelli


[mak-ee-uh-vel-ee; Italian mah-kyah-vel-lee]
Niccolò di Bernardo [neek-kaw-law dee ber-nahr-daw] , 1469–1527, Italian statesman, political philosopher, and author.
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Machiavelli (ˌmækɪəˈvɛlɪ)
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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see Machiavellian. His name was Anglicized 16c.-18c. as Machiavel.
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