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The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli


Information about people, places and terms mentioned in Machiavelli's biography


Four dictionary definitions for this term.

Titus Livius

He was a brilliant author of Roman history. His account of the history of Rome became a classic work in his own lifetime. Livius had a considerable influence on how history was writtten during his time. His influence on the style of writing history lasted over 200 years.

Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici

He was the son of Lorenzo the Magnificent. Piero ruled in Florence for only two years (1492-94) before being expelled.

Castruccio Castracani

He was a captain of mercenaries - he ruled Lucca from 1316 to 1328.


Florence was the capital of the Firenze province and Toscana (Tuscany) region in central Italy during the time of Machiavelli. The city lies over 200 kilometres northwest of Rome. It was the capital of Italy from 1865 till 1871.

Italian name: Firenze
Latin name: Florentia

Cesare Borgia, (Duke De Valentinois)

He was the son of Pope Alexander VI. He was the duke of the Romagna and captain of the armies of the church. His cruel actions and policies was praise by Machiavelli an example of the new "Prince."

Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici

He ruled of Florence from 1513 to 1519. Machiavelli wrote The Prince for him. Machiavelli suggested in the Prince that Lorenzo form a pure Italians-only army to get the foreign invaders out of Italy.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolo is also spelled: Nicolo

Machiaveli is an incorrect spelling.

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