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Nicolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), Italian political thinker and historian, was born in Florence in 1469. His thoughts are often summarized as Machiavellianism. Among the political thinkers in the late Middle Ages, he was the first one to get rid of the shackles of Theology and ethics, which opened up a way for political science and law science to become an independent subject. He advocates the supremacy of the state and takes state power as the basis of law. The representative work on the monarch mainly discusses the way of the monarch, what conditions and abilities the monarch should have, and how to seize and consolidate power. He is one of the main founders of modern political thought.