This Day in History

Niccolò Machiavelli, born on May 3, 1469, in Florence, Italy, would grow to be one of the most influential political philosophers of the Renaissance. His most famous work, “The Prince,” continues to be a pivotal text in the study of political science and realist theory, offering candid, at times controversial, insights into political leadership and power dynamics. Machiavelli’s writings, imbued with his astute observations of the human condition, remain relevant in discussions of political ethics and governance.