Francis Bacon was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist, and author. He was born on January 22, 1561, and he died on April 9, 1626 at the age of 65. He was the first scientist to ever be knighted.
Francis Bacon was the one that created the scientific method which is why he is considered one of the forefathers of science because it is still used today.
He also wrote The New Atlantis which talked about equality.
Many of his philosophies can be seen in modern science. One is the scientific method which is still used today. He also coined the phrase "knowledge is power" which is used still today.