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Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527)

Born into a time of extreme political upheaveal, Niccolò Machiavelli was a member of the old Florentine nobility. He received a proper humanistic Renaissance education, and as a young man began the climb up the perilous political ladder of Italy. In 1502 he was sent to Romagna as an envoy to Cesare Borgia, the infamous papal prince and despot who ... See full bio »

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Known For

La mandragola
La mandragola Writer
(1965)
The Devil in Love
(1966)
La mandragore
La mandragore Writer
(1972)

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 2010 Machiavelli's The Prince (Short) (story)
 2002 Matraguna (TV Movie) (play)
 1990 Série rose (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- La mandragore (1990) ... (adaptation - as Machiavel)
 1984 La Mandragola (TV Movie) (play)
 1979 Lletres catalanes (TV Series) (1 episode)
- La mandràgora (1979)
 1976 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- La mandragore (1976) ... (play)
 1974 Mandragola (TV Movie) (original play)
 1972-1973 The Age of the Medici (TV Mini-Series) (essay "Istorie fiorentine" - 3 episodes)
- Leon Battista Alberti: l'Umanesimo (1973) ... (essay "Istorie fiorentine")
- Il potere di Cosimo (1973) ... (essay "Istorie fiorentine")
- L'esilio di Cosimo (1972) ... (essay "Istorie fiorentine")
 1972 La mandragore (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 The Devil in Love (novel)
 1965 La mandragola (play)
 1962 Mandragola (TV Movie)
 1961 Mandragola (TV Movie) (play)
 1922 Monna Vanna (story)
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 2015 Tinder in the 1980s (Video short) (special thanks)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Mandragola," Vostra's play, "Whose Turn Next?," and Nikolai Gogol's play, "The Government Inspector," was performed in a Cinoherni Klub of Prague production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England. Jiri Menzel and Jan Kacer were directors.

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Alternate Names:

Machiavel
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Personal Quote:

A wise lord cannot, nor ought he to, keep faith when such observance may be turned against him, and when the reasons that caused him to pledge it exist no longer. If men were entirely good this precept would not hold, but because they are bad, and will not keep faith with you, you are not bound to observe it with them. See more »

Trivia:

Though the later centuries have viewed him unkindly as the manifestation of evil itself, Machiavelli did little to earn this nasty reputation. He was a good citizen, an upright man, and an affectionate husband. Despite this, he was considered so immoral that his name became a synonym for the devil ("Old Nick" is derived from his given name, and "Machiavel" from his surname; both are found in ... See more »

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