May 3 1469 – Italian Author and Politician Niccolo Machiavelli is born in Florence

May 3 1469 – Italian Author and Politician Niccolo Machiavelli is born in FlorenceRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons The Renaissance is, undoubtedly, one of the most important eras for art and literature in European history. Masters of sculpture and painting have come to define Florence’s reputation as the Italian cultural center of the period, but a well-known author and political theorist also called the city home: Niccolo Machiavelli, born on May 3, 1469. Over the course of his time both in and out of power, he composed some of the most famous letters in Italian history and developed a philosophy on government still recognized for its truth and […]