* 1469: Born in the city-state of Florence :
* 1498: Head of the Florentine Chancery
* 1512: 'dismissed, deprived, and totally removed'
Machiavelli to Sant' Andrea in Percussina, and writes The Prince (1513, 1532)
and Discourses on Livy (1517, 1531)
* 1527: death
'I love my city more than my own soul (...) My loyalty and honesty are proven
by my poverty.'