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Niccolo Machiavelli
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Discourses on Livy (Italian: Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio), Book I, CHAPTER XVIII.: How in a corrupt state a free government may be maintained, assuming that one exists there already; and how it could be introduced, if none had previously existed


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Niccolo Machiavelli
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Born: May 3, 1469

Died: June 21, 1527 (aged 58)

Nationality: Italian

Occupation: Writer

Bio: 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.

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