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Nancy Pelosi Views Machiavelli Exhibit at Italian Embassy


US House of Representatives Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, viewed Monday the exhibit Niccolo’ Machiavelli: The Prince and its Era (1513-2013) at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC.

Machiavelli was an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. A founder of modern political science, he also wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry.

He wrote his masterpiece, The Prince, (from which the term "Machiavellianism" originated) after the Medici had recovered power and he no longer held a position of responsibility in Florence.