Definition of Machiavelli, Niccolò in English:

Machiavelli, Niccolò

proper noun

  • (1469–1527), Italian statesman and political philosopher; full name Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli. His "The Prince" (1532) advises rulers that the acquisition and effective use of power may necessitate unethical methods.

Pronunciation:

Machiavelli, Niccolò

/ˌmak-//ˌmäkēəˈvelē/