Francis Bacon

By : Nia Scott

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  • Birth Date : January 22 1561 in London , England
  • Death Date : April 1626 London , England
  • Life Span : 65 years


  • English Philosopher
  • Pioneer
  • Statesmen


Francis Bacon went to Cambridge Universety and left with no degree
Cambridge University , 1573-1575. Bacon left Cambridge without a degreAfter three years in the residence of the English ambassador in Paris, he entered Gray's Inn.


  • He was the son of Sir Nicholas Bacon keeper of the great seal for Elizabeth I. Bacon studied at Cambridge University and at Gray's Inn and became a member of parliament in 1584
  • He lived with the English ambassador in Paris
  • Returned to the parliament in 1584
  • After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works


Anglican.Bacon's mother was a thorough Calvinist.
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His main interests was with science

Bacon's ideas were influential in the 1630s and 1650s

Personal Life

When he was 36, Bacon engaged in the courtship of Elizabeth Hatton , a young widow of 20. Reportedly, she broke off their relationship upon accepting marriage to a wealthier man, Bacon's rival, Edward Coke

At the age of 45, Bacon married Alice BarnHam

He Had 14-year-old daughter


This was the statue was in Grays Inn

How His Public Career Ended

Bacon's public career ended in disgrace in 1621. After he fell into debt, a parliamentary committee on the administration of the law charged him with 23 separate counts of corruption


Memorial to Francis Bacon, in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge


On 9 April 1626, Bacon died of pneumonia while at a mansion at highgate outside London.
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