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Machiavelli, Niccolò

(1469–1527). B. Florence, It.; statesman; pol. philos.; deprived of office by Medici.* Developed a theory of govt. and practical statecraft that involved unscrupulous methods and gave rise to the term Machiavellianism. Works include Il Principe (“The Prince”).


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