Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Artist: Niccolo Machiavelli
Confronting Bodies: Pope Paul IV
Dates of Action: 1555
Description of Artwork: Discorsi 1503
The Incident: 1555 Italy-Rome: Although Machiavelli had been the ambassador and advisor of Popes and Cardinals in his days, Pope Paul IV placed his works in the severest category of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum, and Clement VIII made a fresh prohibition of a Lausanne edition of his Discorsi.
Results of the Incident: Unknown
Source: Banned Books 387 B.C. to 1978 A.D., by Anne Lyon Haight, and Chandler B. Grannis, R.R. Bowker Co, 1978.