Francis Bacon

Portrait by [[Pourbus the Younger]], 1617 Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, others, such as the 2007 ''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'' and the 9th edition of the ''Encyclopaedia Britannica'', spell it "St. Alban".}} (; 22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626), also known as Lord Verulam, was an English philosopher and statesman who served as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. His works are seen as developing the scientific method and remained influential through the scientific revolution.

Bacon has been called the father of empiricism. He argued for the possibility of scientific knowledge based only upon inductive reasoning and careful observation of events in nature. Most importantly, he argued science could be achieved by the use of a sceptical and methodical approach whereby scientists aim to avoid misleading themselves. Although his most specific proposals about such a method, the Baconian method, did not have long-lasting influence, the general idea of the importance and possibility of a sceptical methodology makes Bacon the father of the scientific method. This method was a new rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, whose practical details are still central to debates on science and methodology.

Francis Bacon was a patron of libraries and developed a system for cataloguing books under three categories — history, poetry, and philosophy —which could further be divided into specific subjects and subheadings. Bacon was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he rigorously followed the medieval curriculum, largely in Latin.

Bacon was the first recipient of the Queen's counsel designation, conferred in 1597 when Elizabeth I of England reserved him as her legal advisor. After the accession of James VI and I in 1603, Bacon was knighted, then created Baron Verulam in 1618 and Viscount St Alban in 1621.

He had no heirs and so both titles became extinct on his death in 1626 at the age of 65. He died of pneumonia, with one account by John Aubrey stating that he had contracted it while studying the effects of freezing on meat preservation. He is buried at St Michael's Church, St Albans, Hertfordshire. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
Published 1937
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Ensayos sobre moral y política / .
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626.
Published 1946
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La nueva Atlántida
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
Published 1960
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Novum Organum
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
Published 2003
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Advancement of Learning ; Novum Organum ; New Atlantis
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
Published 1952
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by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
Published 1984
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Novum Organum
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
Published 1949
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Ensayos
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
Published 1961
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by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626.
Published 1941
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Novum organum
Biblioteca Mayor
by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626.
Published 1949
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by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
Published 1947
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Ensayos sobre moral y política
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
Published 1974
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Essays
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
Published 1910
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The New Organon and Related Writings
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
Published 1960
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La nueva Atlántida
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
Published 1941
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Nuevo órgano
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
Published 1892
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The Works of Francis Bacon
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
Published 1963
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Ensayos sobre moral y política
Biblioteca J. M. Aricó
by Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
Published 1974
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English essays
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
Published 1900
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