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(3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) as an Italian politician and Philosopher. Machiavelli was the Second Chancellor of the Republic of Florence for 14 years, until 1512, when the Medici regained control of Florence. Machiavelli was initially suspected of conspiring against the Medici and was placed in a form of internal exile, where he would be imprisoned and tortured for several weeks. After being released, Machiavelli went into retirement on a farm outside of Florence, where he would write "The Prince", a study that revealed the techniques and strategy of gaining and keeping political control, in an attempt to win the favor of the Medici.

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