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Sir Francis Bacon



Sir Francis Bacon.
From here.




Sir Francis Bacon (see here),
born 1561, educ Trinity College, Cambridge,
Francis Bacon, 1st (and only) Viscount St.Alban,
the philosopher,
one of the founders of the scientific method,
his ideas, the Baconian method, represented the emergence of the scientific method in opposition to the medieval theological method,
pioneer of using experiments in science,
died 1626, age 65 yrs,
bur St. Michael's church, St Albans, Hertfordshire.





Sir Francis Bacon.
As a young man, by Nicholas Hilliard.
From Tudor Place.
Other copies here and here.



Sir Francis Bacon.
From book of 1626. Believed public domain.
This scan from here. See other scan from here.



Memorial to Francis Bacon at his burial place, St. Michael's church, St Albans, Hertfordshire.
Photo 2004 by Gary Houston. From here.
See more pictures.



Almost identical statue of Francis Bacon in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge.
Photo 2004 by Andrew Dunn. From here.



Part of the entry for Francis Bacon in [Aubrey's "Brief Lives"].
See pages 8-9 and 10-11 and 12-13 and 14-15 and 16 of 1950 edn.
Aubrey says "He was a pederast" (homosexual man interested in adolescent boys). Aubrey wrote the word in Greek.
Aubrey says of Bacon: "His Ganimeds and Favourites tooke Bribes".





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