Niccolò Machiavelli - Author
1469-1527
Italian
A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair.

Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) remains one of the most controversial figures of political history. 'The Prince' is his highly controversial manual of political conduct and the application of power, written in 1513 for the Medici, following their return to power in Florence. His ideas are finding new relevance in the world of corporate business.

Books by Niccolò Machiavelli