Study Guide

The Prince Characters

By Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò Machiavelli

We know, we know, he has quite a bit of a reputation, doesn't he? You'd probably heard of him...

The Medici Family

You know these guys. Really. Remember in history class when your teacher was going over the...

Cesare Borgia

There's no contest about who is the most important person in The Prince. It is, without a doubt,...

Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan

Sforza is the other, non-Borgia side of Machiavelli's discussion about men who come to power...

Pope Julius II

Formerly Giuliano della Rovere, cardinal of San Pietro ad Vincula.Do you think the Vatican has a...

Ferdinand of Aragon, King of Spain

This guy has major swag. No, seriously, his reputation is off the charts, and that's why...