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					Niccolò Machiavelli

           Jarrod Kilburn
          Ashley Longstreth
            Ryan Severo
        Early Childhood
• Born on May 3rd, 1469 in Florence, Italy.
• Parents to Bernardo and Bartolomea
  •Their only son of three children
• His father was a lawyer and small
landowner
• Machiavelli’s education started at age seven
     1487 to 1498
• 1487 – 1495 Machiavelli worked as
a Florentine banker
• In 1498 Machiavelli was name
Chancellor and secretary of the second
chancellery of the Florentine Republic
   • His duties were carrying out
   policy decisions of others, writing
   diplomatic letters, reading and
   writing reports and taking notes
   • Went on twenty-three diplomatic
   missions
               1502 to Death
• In 1502 Machiavelli married Marietta Corsini
  •They had four sons and two daughters
• In 1510 he was active in organizing a citizens
militia.
•1512 Spanish Army entered Tuscany and
attacked Prato.
• On November 7th, 1512, Machiavelli was
dismissed from his role as Chancellor.
        1502 to Death Cont.
• In his place the Medici family was
reinstated to power.
• Soon afterward Machiavelli was arrested
and imprisoned for suspected schemer
against the Medici family.
• Although he was innocent he remained a
suspect for years.
• He turned to writing during this time.
•Machiavelli died in Florence on June 21,
1527
   The Writings of Machiavelli
• Machiavelli's writings became widely
  known in the second half of the 16th
  century.
• In 1564, his books were considered to be
  dangerous and were placed on the
  Church Index of officially banned
  books.
     The Prince
•Written in 1532
•Concerned with new
princes
•The book is short, easy to
read, also it has been said
to become dangerously
wicked.
              The Mandrake
• Tale of the corruption
  of Italian Society
• Written while
  Machiavelli was in
  exhile
• Written between 1504
  and 1518
• Performed as a play in
  1518
 Discourses on the First Ten Books of
         Tito Livio in 1531

• Presents the work to
  two of Machiavelli’s
  friends
• These friends are
  not princes but
  Machiavelli feels
  that they should be
 Other Famous Works of Machiavelli
• Discorso sopra la provisione del danaro (1502) - A
  discourse about the provision of money
• Della lingua (1514)- a dialogue about the language
• Clizia (1525) - a prose comedy
• Belfagor arcidiavolo (1515) - a novel
• The Art of War (1519–1520) - high military science
• The Life of Castuccio Castrancani of Lucca (1520) - a
  biography
• Florentine Histories (1520–1525)- a multiple-volume
  history book of Florence
                  Connection
In his novel “The Prince”, Machiavelli wrote about
faking one’s own death in order to escape enemies
and prosecution and to come back later more
powerful and better equipped to deal with things. In
Machiavelli’s life during August of 1512, he was
arrested, tortured, and jailed after he was suspected
of being a schemer against the Medici family. He
was innocent of that accusation, but many still
believed it to be true years later. So, in writing “The
Prince” maybe he wrote it to say that he did fake his
own death to get back at his enemies, the Medici
family in this case.
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"Niccolò Machiavelli." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2009. Encyclopædia
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   netTrekker. Meadville Area Senior High. 27 May 2009
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  “If an injury has to be
done to a man it should be
so severe that his vengeance
    need not be feared.”
             -Machiavelli

				
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