Thinker of the Week: Machiavelli


Full Name: Niccolo di Bernardo dei Machiavelli

Born: 1469

Died: 1527

Hometown: Florence, Italy

Fave Subjects: Power, Fairness, How to Be Good

Career Highlights:

  • wrote philosophy, but also comedic plays, poetry, and songs
  • held several important jobs in government, and was in charge of an army for a while
  • worked on several projects with Leonardo da Vinci
  • appears as a character in many television shows and movies

Big Question:

Is it better to love or to fear our leaders?

Got a little thinker with big questions like this? Introduce them to more amazing minds, and incredible ideas, in our ThinkAboutIt series!