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Francis Bacon

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Birthplace: Drinkstone, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in England, United Kingdom
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Son of Sir John Bacon, Kt. and Agnes Bacon
Brother of Thomas Bacon, Sr.; Sir Robert Bacon, Kt.; John Bacon; Margery Bacon; William Bacon and 3 others

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About Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban,[1][a] QC (/ˈbeɪkən/; 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.[4] 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 (being the first scientist to receive a knighthood), and created Baron Verulam in 1618 and Viscount St. Alban in 1621;[b] as he died without heirs, both peerages became extinct upon his death. He famously died by contracting pneumonia while studying the effects of freezing on the preservation of meat.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Bacon)

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1475
1475
Drinkstone, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
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England, United Kingdom