Niccolò Machiavelli

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Born: 3 May 1469

Died: 21 June 1527


Though he is best remembered for the political discourses The Prince and The Republic, Machiavelli's plays La Mandragola and La Clizia contain songs that were set by Philippe Verdelot as well as Scotto, Balbi and anonymous. Machiavelli was also a musician and friend to Heinrich Isaac.

View the Wikipedia article on Niccolò Machiavelli.

Lyrics set to music

Settings of text by Niccolò Machiavelli


Works in verse include:

  • Decennale primo (1506), a Florentine chronicle in terza rima.
  • Decennale secondo (1509), incomplete continuation
  • Andria or The Woman of Andros (1517), a translation from Terence.
  • Mandragola (1518), five-act prose comedy, with a verse prologue.
  • Clizia (1525), prose comedy after Plautus
  • Asino d'oro (1517), terza rima translation of Apuleius' The Golden Ass

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