[ mak-ee-uh-vel-ee; Italian mah-kyah-vel-lee ]
/ ˌmæk i əˈvɛl i; Italian ˌmɑ kyɑˈvɛl li /
Nic·co·lò di Ber·nar·do [neek-kaw-law dee ber-nahr-daw] /ˌnik kɔˈlɔ di bɛrˈnɑr dɔ/, 1469–1527, Italian statesman, political philosopher, and author.
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British Dictionary definitions for niccolo machiavelli
/ (ˌmækɪəˈvɛlɪ) /
Niccolò (nikkoˈlɔ). 1469–1527, Florentine statesman and political philosopher; secretary to the war council of the Florentine republic (1498–1512). His most famous work is Il Principe (The Prince, 1532)
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Word Origin and History for niccolo machiavelli
see Machiavellian. His name was Englished 16c.-18c. as Machiavel.
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