Book cover art for The Prince by Machiavelli

The Prince


Date of Birth
1469 CE
Date of Death
1527 CE
Known For
The Prince, The Discourses

A modern, innovative work in its time, The Prince is Machiavelli’s treatise on the exceptional political realities of his day, while in the Discourses, the author considers more normal republican governments. With these works, Machiavelli made important contributions to political philosophy that relied less on speculation and more on the practical experience he gained in Florentine politics.