Francis Bacon


  • Born: January 22, 1561, in London England
  • Died: April 9, 1626 (65 years old), in London, England
  • Nationality: English
  • Family Members: Nicolas Bacon (father), Anne Bacon (mother), Anthony Bacon (brother), Edward Bacon (brother)
  • Physical Appearance: Hairy, Skinny, Average Height, Big Arms, Pointy Nose
  • Personality Traits: Intelligent, Cunning, Quick Minded, Adventurous, Challenging, Educated, Focused

Class, Education, & Employment

  • Born into a prominent and a well connected family
  • Education: Trinity College, University of Cambridge, University of Poitliers.
  • Employment History: Lawyer, attorney general, scientist, and Lord Chancellor

University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom

New Atlantis (Contribution)

  • In 1624, Bacon expressed his aspirations and ideals in New Atlantis.
  • "But hear me now, and I will tell you what I know.  You shall understand that there is not under the heavens so chaste a nation as this of Bensalem; nor so free from all pollution of foulness."


  • Coined the phrase "Knowledge is power"
  • One of the fathers of the scientific method
  • Early proponent of the adductive method
  • One of the first people to separate religion from science

Real life examples

  • We use the scientific method in any science class that we take throughout our high school career
  • Without Knowledge, we wouldn't be able to  complete school and do things on our own in the real world.


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