- NAME: Francis Bacon
- OCCUPATION: Academic, Lawyer, Political Leader, Scientist, Academic Author
- BIRTH DATE: January 22, 1561
- DEATH DATE: April 09, 1626
- EDUCATION: Trinity College, Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
- PLACE OF BIRTH: London, England
- PLACE OF DEATH: London, England
- AKA: 1st Viscount Saint Alban
- AKA: Sir Francis Bacon
- Full Name: Francis Bacon
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Francis Bacon was an English Renaissance statesman and philosopher, best known for his promotion the scientific method.
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Political philosopher Thomas Hobbes played the role of Bacon's last amanuensis. The "father of classic liberalism," John Locke, as well as 18th-century encyclopedists and inductive logicians David Hume and John Mill, also showed Bacon's influence in their work.
Bacon is still widely regarded as a major figure in scientific methodology and natural philosophy during the English Renaissance. Having advocated an organized system of obtaining knowledge with a humanitarian goal in mind, he is largely credited with ushering in the new early modern era of human understanding.
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