Why Famous: 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.
- 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
- "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."