Francis Bacon

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Francis Bacon

Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)Francis Bacon was born in York House, London on January 22, 1561. His Father, Sir Nicholas Bacon, was the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal under Queen Elizabeth I. Bacon studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1573 to 1575. Bacon was eighteen when his father died in 1576, leaving him with nothing.This was the year Bacon gained entrance as a senior governor at a legal education institution, one of the four Inns of Court. He also traveled to France as a part of the English ambassador's suite, but was forced to return to England upon the news of his father's sudden death. He became a resident at Gray's Inn (one of the Inns of Court) and in 1582 was entitled a barrister. Although his career was successful, he had other political and philosophical ambitions. Bacon married a lovely lady by the name of Alice Barnham, the daughter of a London alderman. In 1621, he was made Viscount St. Albans. The appointment was not to last long, for in the same year, he was charged with accepting bribes, tried and found guilty. His offices were taken from him and he was sentenced with a fine and imprisonment. Feeling utter disgrace, he went into retirement and devoted the remainder of his life to study and literary work. The parliamentary sentence, however, was not imposed, and King James I practically remitted his fine.In March 1626, Bacon attempted a scientific experiment; he bought a chicken in order to see how long its flesh could be preserved by stuffing it with snow. He caught cold and went to stay at the Earl of Arundel's house nearby. On April 9, 1626, due to complications arising from bronchitis, Francis Bacon died at Highgate, in the Earl of Arundel's house.


1561- Date of Birth 1573- Enters Trinity College1584 - Takes Parliament for Dorsetshire1608-Named Treasurer of Gray's Inn1613 - Beomes attorney general1621 - Charged with accepting bribes 1626 - Died

.Knighted by King James the First.Wrote many famous books about sicence, laws, politics,and religion.Made member of Privy Council.Bacon served as the philosophical inspiration behind the progress of the industrial age..Bacon's works inspired the Scientific Revolution

Lasting Impact

Francis Bacon emphasized the benevolence of scientific understanding that gave man a substantial control over nature,and consequently improve the man condition. He also helped make the Scientific Revolution the unprecedented benifits bestowed and continue to bestow on humanity.


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