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Francis Bacon

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Birthday
22, 1561
Birthplace
London, England
Death Date
Apr 9, 1626 (65)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
22, 1561
Birthplace
London, England
Death Date
Apr 9, 1626 (65)

About

Renaissance author and philosopher best known for his advocacy of the scientific method. He was knighted by King James I in 1603.

Before Fame

He traveled to Blois, Poitiers, Tours, Italy, and Spain over a period of three years, performing diplomatic tasks and studying language, statecraft, and civil law.

Trivia

He was called the Father of Empiricism, a theory that knowledge can only come from experience. 

Family Life

He married Alice Barnham on May 10, 1606, when he was 45 and she was 14.

Associated With

Like Leonardo da Vinci, he was a highly influential Renaissance writer and scientist.