Francis Bacon

By Alexis Loveland

DATES

  • Born on January 22nd, 1561
  • Died in April 9th 1626
  • In 1603 Bacon's career began to prosper
  • Published his ideas in science, initially in "Novum Organum" in 1620
  • In 1618 he was appointed lord chancellor
  • In 1621 he was created viscount st Albans

EDUCATION

  • Studied at Cambridge university
  • Also studied at Grays inn
  • Became a member of parliament in 1584
  • University of Poitiers
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OCCUPATION

  • English philosopher
  • Statesman
  • Scientist
  • Jurist
  • Orator
  • Essayist and author
  • Artist

INTERESTS

  • Francis Bacon's real interests lay in science
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

  • Was the keeper of the great seal for Elizabeth 1st
  • Was the son of sir Nicholas Bacon
  • Served as Attorney General
  • Also served as Lord Chancellor

MOST KNOWN FOR

  • Accession of James 1st

IMPORTANT PLACES

  • Born in England
  • His career was in England
  • Died in England

INFLUENCED BY

  • Aristotle
  • Plato
  • Rodger Bacon
  • Niccolo Machiavelli

MEANS OF SUPPORT

  • Primary: government
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RELIGION

  • Anglican

SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

  • Had no membership
  • Friends Bishop Andrewes,Thomas Harriot,Sir W. Raleigh, L. Poe, and J. Hammond

QUOTES

  • Some books are for tasting; others swallowed; and someto be chewed and digested.
  • A prudent question id one-half of wisdom.
  • Acorns were good until bread was found.
  • Truth comes out of error more readily than out of confusion.