Ten fun facts about Francis Bacon


Fact 1
He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England.

Fact 2
After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution.

Fact 3
Bacon has been called the creator of empiricism.


Fact 4
His works established and popularized inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method, or simply the scientific method.

Fact 5
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.

Fact 6
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.

Fact 7
He famously died by contracting pneumonia while studying the effects of freezing on the preservation of meat.

Fact 8
His studies brought him to the belief that the methods and results of science as then practized were erroneous.

Fact 9
His reverence for Aristotle conflicted with his loathing of Aristotelian philosophy, which seemed to him barren, disputatious, and wrong in its objectives.

Fact 10
Bacon had three goals: to uncover truth, to serve his country, and to serve his church.


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was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist, and author

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