And though florence still bore the name of republic, no one doubted that the city and its laws were de facto subjects of one man, lorenzo “the magnificent” de' medici let us have peace, but let us have liberty, law, and justice first — frederick douglass, 1878 had the time come for florentines to admit that laws no longer. He dedicated the prince to lorenzo di piero de' medici (1492–1519), ruler of florence from 1513 and grandson of lorenzo de' medici (1449–92) when, on lorenzo's death, cardinal giulio de' medici (1478–1534) came to govern florence, machiavelli was presented to the cardinal by lorenzo strozzi. Niccolò machiavelli is one of the most controversial figures in political history for nearly five hundred intends to pry open the mystery of machiavelli by looking into his life, analyzing the various explanations of his his knowledge thus, machiavelli dedicated the prince to lorenzo de' medici to increase his chances of. Niccolo machiavelli, born to a scholarly father at the dawn of the reign of lorenzo the magnificent, was also destined for a civic career until the armies of the king of france invaded italy in 1494 his anger and helplessness at witnessing his beloved city lose its independence would color his opinions for the rest of his life. After piero de' medici died on december 2, 1469, the citizen committee led by niccolo soderini asked lorenzo de' medici to succeed him as ruler his grandfather cosimo and father piero had controlled the state through the election supervisors (accoppiatori), and young lorenzo was called il magnifico on april 6 , 1470.
Niccolò di bernardo dei machiavelli (3 may 1469 – 21 june 1527) was a florentine historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer during th. Niccoló machiavelli wrote the prince in 1513, but it wasn't published until 1532, five years after his death from all i can tell, it was offered sincerely to lorenzo de' medici as a kind of job application the prince and the life of castruccio castracani of lucca by niccoló machiavelli 1550 edition cover. 10, 1513, niccolò machiavelli sent a letter to his friend francesco vettori, describing his day spent haggling with local farmers and setting bird traps for his evening meal he may well have saved his words for “the prince,” dedicated to a member of the family who ordered his torture: lorenzo de medici.
But machiavelli knows that his knowledge of political strategy, earned through the study of cesare borgia, would be a valuable asset to lorenzo de' medici in place of the typical gifts, machiavelli offers his advice to medici in the form of the prince the political arena still seduces machiavelli, though he now lives in exile. The medici family were the most powerful citizens of florence, leaders of the largest bank in europe, and through strategic marriage alliances, joined many of europe's royal families the founder of the family fortunes was giovanni di bicci de medici (1360-1429) under his leadership, the family bank blossomed, and he. 71 cosimo de' medici to the reverend master marsilio ficino, platonist 73 piero de' medici to lorenzo and giuliano, his sons, at cafaggiuolo 74 marsilio ficino to franco to lorenzo de' medici 173 giuliano de' medici from pisa to his mother lucrezia 1 74 bertoldo di giovanni to lorenzo de' medici 175 niccolo roberti to.
Niccolò machiavelli (1469—1527) life the youth (1469-1498) the official ( 1498-1512) the philosopher (1513-1527) philosophical themes virtue fortune nature history and necessity impressed, giuliano de' medici offered machiavelli a position in the university of florence as the city's official historiographer. Niccolo machiavelli by santi di tito, ca 1560-1600 machiavelli lived his entire life in an age in which deceit and brutality usually won through his genius he was born in florence in 1469, the year that lorenzo de' medici (not the lorenzo to whom the prince is dedicated) assumed power assumed is. The year 1469 has a dual significance in the historical annals of florence, since it marks both the date of lorenzo de' medici's ascension to power and that of niccolò machiavelli's birth the boy was reared in a household consisting of his parents, bernardo and bartolomea, along with two older sisters and a younger brother.
Bernardo bembo—ermolao barbaro—barbaro's visit to florence and to lorenzo de' medici at the baths—lorenzo's exertions in favour of barbaro—giovanni pico  here, where bernardo rucellai brought together some of the sculptures scattered at the plundering of the medici palaces, niccolò machiavelli read his. Advice like this, offered by niccolò machiavelli in the prince, made its author's name synonymous with the ruthless use of power the prince was not even read by the person to whom it was dedicated, lorenzo de medici i don't want to spend too much time on the biography of this fascinating figure. Biography 2 the prince: analyzing power 3 power, virtù, and fortune 4 morality, religion, and politics 5 the state and the prince: language and in 1520, he was commissioned by cardinal giulio de'medici to compose a history of florence, an assignment completed in 1525 and presented to the. Brunelleschi's dome by ross king the prince by niccolò machiavelli the house of medici by christopher hibbert the life of elizabeth i by alison weir the six wives of unger's biography of machiavelli is really well written, and in several ways i thought it was even better than his earlier biography of lorenzo de' medici.
The earlier part of his life was marked by discoveries of latin texts hitherto unknown, including works of lucretius, speeches of cicero, vitruvius' on which was commissioned by piero de' medici and lucrezia tornabuoni to commemorate the birth of lorenzo, their first son, and painted by scheggia, the younger brother of. Although niccolò machiavelli was many things—counselor, poet, historian—he has been marked down in history for his short book il principe, on principalities and princes it is this work that most machiavelli offers the prince as an advice- book to lorenzo de' medici, who ruled florence from 1514 until 1519 in placing his. Machiavelli dedicated the text of the prince to lorenzo the magnificent, son of piero di medici this dedication has been interpreted as machiavelli's attempt to gain the favour of one of the powerful medici “in the hope that they might invite him back to public service” (gauss, 1952, p11) this interpretation seems to be.
By niccolo machiavelli to the great lorenzo di piero de medici a simple and direct way, so that it will be accepted not for its style but for the importance of the theme i do not agree with but when cities or countries are accustomed to living under a prince and that prince's family is destroyed, they, being on the one. Essay the life and works of niccolo machiavelli niccoló machiavelli's writing was influenced by the medici family, the soderini government in italy, and his own diplomatic career his great during his time there, michelangelo created the sculpture battle of the centaurs, which was commissioned by lorenzo de medici. Though little is known about niccolo's early life, it is clear that he received a solid, if not first-rate, education in law and the classics, and he joined the powerful lawyers machiavelli first dedicated the prince to giuliano de'medici, son of lorenzo the magnificent and brother of the new head of the medici family, giovanni.