Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

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Francis Bacon

Birthplace: Strand, England
Death: Died in Highgate, England
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Kt., Lord Keeper of the Great Seal and Anne Cooke, Lady Bacon
Husband of Alice Bacon
Brother of Anthony Bacon, MP; Mary Bacon; Susan Bacon; Edmund Bacon and Elizabeth Bacon
Half brother of Sir Nicholas Bacon, MP, 1st Baronet of Redgrave; Anne Woodhouse; Sir Nathaniel Bacon, Kt., MP; Sir Edward Bacon, MP; James Bacon, 1555 and 3 others

Occupation: Philospher & Essayist
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About Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban, Kt QC PC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626), was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution.

Bacon has been called the father of empiricism. His works established and popularised inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method, or simply the scientific method. His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, much of which still surrounds conceptions of proper methodology today.

Bacon was knighted in 1603, and created Baron Verulam in 1618 and Viscount St. Alban in 1621; as he died without heirs, both peerages became extinct upon his death. He died of pneumonia, supposedly contracted while studying the effects of freezing on the preservation of meat.

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban's Timeline

January 22, 1561
Strand, England
May 10, 1606
Age 45
April 9, 1626
Age 65
Highgate, England