Francis Bacon

Statesman and Philosopher Francis Bacon

Full Name: Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, known as Lord Verulam
Profession: Statesman and Philosopher


Biography: Served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. A philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution, he has been called the creator of empiricism.

His works established and popularised inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method, or simply the scientific method.

Born: January 22, 1561
Birthplace: London, England
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: April 9, 1626 (aged 65)

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Historical Events

  • 1618-01-07 Francis Bacon becomes Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1621-05-03 Francis Bacon accused of bribery
  • 1621-05-31 Sir Francis Bacon imprisoned in the Tower of London for 1 night

Quotes by Francis Bacon

  • "The human understanding when it has once adopted a position draws all things else to support and agree with it. And though there be a greater number and weight of instances to be found on the other side, yet these it either neglects or despises, or else by some distinction sets aside and rejects."

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