Well it is getting September the 13th pretty soon and it will then be 18 years ago that 2Pac (Tupac Amaru Shakur), the famous American gangster rapper, was murdered in Las Vegas. There are a lot of conspiracy theories behind his death and although most of them are not worth debating, there is an argument that might be true and can be objectively verified.
As some people will know, Shakur changed his stage name from 2Pac to Makaveli short before he died, after being inspired by work of the famous Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer Niccolò Machiavelli, while he was incarcerated.
Now a lot of the conspiracy thinkers say that Niccolò advocated in one of his works to fake your own death at the age of 25 and then to return 18 years later at the age of 43. See for example this blog post about evidence that Shakur faked his own death. Quoting:
When Tupac Shakur was in prison, he had read a lot of books. In one of his interviews, he mentions he had read a book on Machiavelli. Niccolo Machiavelli was an Italian war strategist and had written many books on war. He advocates in his book to fake your death to fool your enemies. Niccolo faked his death and came back 18 years later to baffle his enemies that he was still alive. Many believe, Tupac is planning to come back in 2014 to play the same role as Machiavelli.
Now I know Niccolo did not fake his own death, so this cannot be entirely correct, but is it true he advocated it (i.e. faking your death at age 25, then return 18 years later) at least in one of his books?