The Life of Sir Francis Bacon

The Smartest Bacon!

Who was he?

Francis Bacon was born in London, England on January 22, 1561. He was a scientist, lawyer who was educated in Trinity College, Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. He is also known by the 1st Viscount Saint Alban Sir Francis Bacon. He also was an English Renaissance statesman and a philosopher and is best known for his scientific method. Though he was a statesman and counsel, this political career took a big leap forward in 1584, when he had composed A Letter of Advice to Queen Elizabeth, his very first political memorandum. Continuing after this, he became a philosopher of science due to his collapse of his political career. This is where his scientific methods came and his theories created a grand organized way to observe nature’s truths. Although his political career collapsed, during this career he also had a writing career and wrote essays about politics. Throughout his whole life he covered a variety of topics and soon Bacon’s life had to come to an end. In March 1626, Bacon was performing a series of experiments with ice. While this testing it effected a cold on the preservation and decay of meant, he caught a chill and during his resting he was cold and musty soon to develop bronchitis. A week after he had died on April 9, 1626.

Why he is famous?

He was a famous English essayist, lawyer, philosopher and statesman who had a major influence in philosophy of science. He also took Aristotelian ideas arguing for an inductive approach, the foundation of modern scientific inquiry. He was first to discover, formalize and popularize a concept of a true scientific method, but he was inspired by Copernicus and Galileo. The method being called the Baconian Method, uses observation, measurement, and experiment to come up with a conclusion

His work

Francis Bacon was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, author and pioneer of the scientific method. He introduced the concept of empiricism, and people called him the father of empiricism. Also, Bacon was called the father of the scientific method.

Some of the works he did were:

(literary works)


-The new Atlantis

(scientific works)

-History Of Life and Death

-The Great Instauration

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