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Niccolò Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy, on 3rd May 1469. He was the second son of Bernardo di Niccolò Machiavelli, a lawyer of some repute and of Bartolommea di Stefano Nelli, his wife. Both parents were members of the old Florentine nobility.
His life falls naturally into three periods, each of which singularly enough constitutes a distinct and important era in the history of Florence. No one can say where the bones of Machiavelli rest, but modern Florence has decreed him a stately cenotaph in Santa Croce, by the side of her most famous sons; recognizing that, whatever other nations may have found in his works, Italy found in them the idea of her unity and the germs of her renaissance among the nations of Europe.
Books by Niccolo Machiavelli
The Prince (Pocket Classic)
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