Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.
– Niccolò Machiavelli
born in Florence, Italy April 15, 1469
died: June 01, 1527
genrePolitics, History, Nonfiction
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was an Italian political philosopher, musician, poet, and romantic comedic playwright. He is a figure of the Italian Renaissance and a central figure of its political component, most widely known for his treatises on realist political theory (The Prince) on the one hand and republicanism (Discourses on Livy) on the other.