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Machiavelli

Florentine statesman and author (1469-1527); see Machiavellian. His name was Englished 16c.-18c. as Machiavel.

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Machiavelli (n.)
a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527);
Synonyms: Niccolo Machiavelli
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