He was for many years an official in the Florentine Republic, with responsibilities in diplomatic and military affairs. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry. His personal correspondence is renowned in the Italian language. He was secretary to the Second Chancery of the Republic of Florence from 1498 to 1512, when the Medici were out of power. He wrote his most renowned work The Prince in 1513 after the Medici had recovered power and he no longer held a position of responsibility in Florence.
They had different ways of going about it, and succeeded for awhile before being brought down. Both men were born in countries other than the ones they ruled. Napoleon was born in Corsica, an island that was defeated by France a year prior to his birth. Napoleon grew up hating the French and he was quite proud of his heritage. His father, Carlo, was a representative of the Corsican parliament worked to secure Napoleon a scholarship to a French academy.
Following his father’s death, he moved to Germany and attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 1906. During his time studying at the Academy, he read literature written by philosophers like Max Klinger,Otto Weininger, and Arthur Schopenhauerwhich undoubtedly influenced his founding of Metaphysical art. After he completed his study in Munich, he left to Italy. In Italy, he began painting the first of his "Metaphysical Town Square" series. At the outbreak of the First World War, he returned to Italy.
Knowing he hoped to become consul when his governorship expired, the Senate, politically fearful of him, ordered he resign command of his army. In December of 50 BC, Caesar wrote to the Senate agreeing to resign his military command if Pompey followed suit. Offended, the Senate demanded he immediately disband his army, or be declared an enemy of the people: an illegal political bill, for he was entitled to keep his army until his term expired. A secondary reason for Caesar's immediate want for another consulship was delaying the inevitable senatorial prosecutions awaiting him upon retirement as governor of Illyricum and Gaul. These potential prosecutions were based upon alleged irregularities occurred in his consulship and war crimes committed in his Gallic campaigns.
Chief Justice Lewis Morris shoots down this proposal of a new court and votes against the Trial of Morris vs. Van Dam. Cosby is enraged and embarrassed by this outcome and removes Morris from the New York Supreme Court, replacing him with the biased loyalist James Delancey. This corruption and manipulation of New York’s legal system outraged many colonists, in particularly, the novel’s author James Alexander. Alexander determined to undermine and expose Cosby’s corruption began writing The New-York Weekly Journal and enlisted John
In 1779, Daniel came home as a civilian after retiring with the army. Many times, Congress tried to convince him to return, but only after his good friend, Captain Gate, suffered such a gruesome defeat in Camden, Daniel returned to the army for the good of our country. In October of 1780, Daniel was promoted to Brigadier General. The most memorable moment I have of Daniel is the way he defeated the British army at Cow Pens. Even though he was out numbered, and an attack on the British army fell short, he tricked the British to think that they had won and they walked right into the hands of the Continental army and General George
Gaius Cassius Longinus, the main conspirator in the assassination of Caesar voted to kill Lepidus V as well, but was prevented from doing so by Marcus Junius Brutus, who argued that two killings could no longer be justified as a political coup. After the assassination, the remaining members of the senate worked to keep the peace in Rome. The death of Caesar had greatly upset the middle and lower classes, to the extent of riots and public violence. In a thirst for power, Mark Antony and Lepidus V worked together in secret to turn the Plebeians
In Piedmont, King Victor Emmanuel I returned and took on a reactionary policy; he even went as far as destroying roads and gaslights that Napoleon had put in place- he was very much regressive. This was similar to the situation in Naples and Sicily, as King Ferdinand restricted his people and slowly made the state more and more under developed as public work was stopped. In 1820, news of the Spanish revolution encouraged the people to take action in Naples. King Victor fled the country when some of the army took sides with the rebels such as General Pepe. A new government was then appointed and it seemed that the revolution was a success Over in Sicily, prisoners were released and offices were burned as there was a demand for constitution- finally the revolutionaries sent the Neapolitan governor home and took over the city.
The Tsar was inexperienced and unprepared when he was anointed to the throne due to his father’s sudden death, his poor leadership skills were tested in the early 1900’s when poor harvests, intensified poverty, poor living conditions and an embarrassing defeat in war with Japan in 1904 resulted in Bloody Sunday in 1905, this is where Russian peasants wanted civil liberties, better working conditions and poverty alleviated by introducing income tax. When the 150, 000 civilians marched to meet the Tsar and reason with him, the soldiers fired upon them-the march was misinterpreted as an act of evil and a rebellion against the Tsar. Nicholas had a determination to always rule under an autocracy, he was intransigent and was fixed to the same beliefs, it was his reluctance to change that lead to Bloody Sunday. The Tsar was heavily influenced by a man named Rasputin, who was brought in as a ‘staretz’ or a holy man in order to help the Tsar’s only son, Alexis, who suffered from hemophilia. Rasputin and Tsarina Alexandra became quite close, and as Rasputin began to
Because of Marco’s leadership skills and money, he was made a commander in the Venetian navy. In one of the battles, his ship was defeated and he was imprisoned by the enemy. During his time in prison, he told Rustichello, a fellow inmate, the stories of his travel in the East, which led to the publishing of the book ”The Description of the World”. The content of the book was so foreign that many did not believe it. (Text C) He was released in 1299 when the