Francis Bacon

Statesman/Philosopher Francis Bacon Full Name: Francis Bacon


Profession: Statesman/Philosopher
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.

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

Died: April 9, 1626 (aged 65)

Historical Events in the Life of Francis Bacon

  • 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

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