- Nic·co·lò di Ber·nar·do [neek-kaw-law dee ber–nahr-daw] /ˌnik kɔˈlɔ di bɛrˈnɑr dɔ/, 1469–1527, Italian statesman, political philosopher, and author.
- Niccolò (nikkoˈlɔ). 1469–1527, Florentine statesman and political philosopher; secretary to the war council of the Florentine republic (1498–1512). His most famous work is Il Principe (The Prince, 1532)
see Machiavellian. His name was Englished 16c.-18c. as Machiavel.