Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolo Machiavelli

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: Italian

Occupation: Writer

Biography: Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was an Italian historian, diplomat, philosopher, humanist and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. A founder of modern political science, he was a diplomat, political philosopher, playwright, and a civil servant of the Florentine Republic. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry.

Niccolo Machiavelli

“Before all else, be armed.”

- Niccolo Machiavelli

Source/Notes: As quoted in: "Machiavelli" by Ettore Janni, translated by Marion Enthoven Rawson, G. G. Harrap & Company Limited, 1930, p. 179

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Source/Notes: The historical, political, and diplomatic writings of Niccolo Machiavelli, translated by C.E. Detmold, 1882, p. 382

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