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Francesco Guicciardini

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Francesco Guicciardini (March 6, 1483-May 22, 1540), Florentine historian and statesman. A friend and critic of Niccol򠍡chiavelli, he is considered one of the major political writers of the Italian Renaissance.

Guicciardini's main work is the Storia d'Italia. He also wrote a collection of notes (Considerazioni) on Machiavelli's Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio. In these as well as his Maxims (Ricordi) Guicciardini presents a worldview that is more skeptical and more conservative than that of Machiavelli.

Works

  • Storie fiorentine (1508-1510)
  • Diario di Spagna (1512)
  • Discorso di Logrogno (1512)
  • Relazione di Spagna (1514)
  • Consolatoria (1527)
  • Oratio accusatoria (1527)
  • Oratio defensoria (1527)
  • Del reggimento di Firenze (1527)
  • Considerazioni intorno ai "Discorsi" del Machiavelli sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio (1528)
  • Ricordi (1512-1530)
  • Le cose fiorentine (1528-1531)
  • Storia d'Italia (1537-1540)
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