Niccolò Machiavelli

Italian historian, politician, philosopher, humanist

About Machiavelli

Born: May 3, 1469

Florence, Italy

Died: May 22, 1527

Florence, Italy

Italian Statesman and Author

Early Life

Niccolo Machiavelli

  • Niccolo's parents are Bernardo and Bartolomea, and had three other siblings two sisters and one brother.
  • Bernardo his dad was lawyer and a small landowner with a small salary. Niccolo's education started at the age of 7.
  • In 1498 Machiavelli was named chancellor (secretary to a nobleman,prince, or king) and secretary of the second chancellery.his duties consisted of chiefly carrying out the policy decisions of others, writing diplomatic letters, reading and writing reports, and taking notes.
  • In 1502 Machiavelli married Marietta Corsini, who bore him four sons and two daughters
  • Wrote a book called The Prince
  • Quote from Machiavelli "He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command"