Francesco Guicciardini was born #onthisday 6th March 1483 A.D. and died in 22nd May 1540 A.D. he was an Italian statesman and historian.

He was a friend and a critic of the famous Niccolo Machiavelli, Francesco was considered one of the main political writers of the Italian renaissance. In his great piece work “The History of Italy” he paved the way for a new style of historiography, by using the government sources to backup arguments and realistic analysis of people and everyday events of the time.