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Francis Bacon

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Strand, England
Death: Died in Highgate, England
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas Bacon, Sir Knight, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal and Anne Cooke, Lady Bacon
Husband of Alice Bacon, Viscountess of St Albans
Brother of Anthony Bacon, MP; Mary Bacon; Susan Bacon and Edmund Bacon
Half brother of Elizabeth i Bacon, Eldest daughter; Sir Nicholas Bacon, MP, 1st Baronet of Redgrave; Elizabeth ii Bacon, Youngest Daughter; John Bacon; Anne Woodhouse and 4 others

Occupation: Philospher & Essayist
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About Francis Bacon, 1st and last 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.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Sir Francis Bacon was the head of the Order of the Knights of the Helmet--An illuminated secret society. He wrote a play entitled “The Order of the Helmet.” This was performed in 3 Jan. 1594, and again for twelve days in December 1594.


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Francis Bacon, 1st and last Viscount St Alban's Timeline

January 22, 1561
Strand, England
April 9, 1626
Age 65
Highgate, England