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Niccolo Machiavelli
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Ch.20 Are fortresses, and many other things to which princes often resort advantageous or hurtful - The Prince (1513)
Niccolo Machiavelli
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Book 2, Ch. 3 (translation by Mansfield and Tarcov) - Discourses on Livy (1517)
Niccolo Machiavelli
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The Prince (1513). Variant translations: "for they knew that such wars cannot be avoided, only postponed to the advantage of others" ; "for you do not thus avoid war, you only postpone it"


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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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