Machiavelli Assessment

Events

Treaty of Lodi

1454 - 1455

Rise of Power of Ludovico il Moro in Milan

1490

Hostilities between Milan and Naples resume

1490

Savonarola controls Florence

1494 - 1498

Ludovico invites French into Italy

1494

Treaty of Lodi ends as Naples prepares to attack Milan

1494

Charles VIII and France cross the Alps to invade Italy

August 1494

France and Spain Conflict

1495 - 1559

League of Venice formed

March 1495

Savonarola imprisoned and executed

May 1498

Alexander VI abandons League of Venice for French gain

1499

Louis XII invades Milan

August 1499

Louis XII and Ferdinand divide Naples

1500

Pope Alexander VI and Cesare Borgia conquer Romagna

1500

Pope Julius II drives Venetians out of Romagna

1509

Second Holy League is formed

October 1511

Holy League drives France out

1512

Machiavelli writes The Prince

1513

Swiss soundly defeat French at Novara

1513

Medici recapture the papacy

1513

French armies massacre Swiss at Marignano

September 1515

Concordat of Bologna

August 1516

Sack of Rome by imperial soldiers

1527

Treaty of Cateau-Cambresis

1559

People

Girolamo Savonarola

1452 - January 1498

Ludovico il Moro

1452 - 1508

Niccolò Machiavelli

1469 - 1527

Piero de' Medici

1472 - 1503

Charles VIII as French King

1483 - October 1498

Alexander VI as Pope

1492 - 1503

Louis XII as French King

October 1498 - 1515

Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere as Pope Julius II

1503 - 1513

Leo X as Pope

1513 - 1521

Francis I as French King

1515 - 1547

Clement VII as Pope

1523 - 1534