Published in multiple languages decades after Machiavelli’s death, the King gradually spread far and wide. Over the centuries, it has had a life of its own, truly a life of dipole: being despised as unethical, but contemplated by great politicians themselves throughout the ages. French Minister Cardinal Richelieu sees it as a form of political bible. Napoleon often references it. US President John Adams leaves it at his headboard. With the help of Voitaire, king Prussian Frederick the Great wrote an essay called Anti-Machiavel, but he did not wrongly practice a word of many Machiavelli’s ideas brazenly. Social worker Periodic table of human emotions poster. As Machiavelli’s work reached more readers, his influence went far beyond politics. Philosophers from Bacon to Hegel find in his work the confirmation of their many theories. Romantic poets like Lord Byron admire his spiritual energy. In Italy, Ireland, and Russia, the young revolutionaries discovered in the Talks an elated call for arms and a blueprint.