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Sir Francis Bacon

Sir Francis Bacon.
From here.

Sir Francis Bacon (see here), born 1561.
The philosopher and pioneer of science.
He was educ Trinity College, Cambridge.
He was one of the founders of the scientific method.
His ideas, the Baconian method, represented the emergence of the scientific method in contrast to older philosophical and theological methods.
He was a pioneer of using experiments to settle questions in science.
He was created 1st (and only) Baron Verulam in 1618.
He was created 1st (and only) Viscount St.Alban in 1621.
He died 1626, age 65 yrs.
He was bur St. Michael's church, St Albans, Hertfordshire.

Sir Francis Bacon.
As a young man, by Nicholas Hilliard.
From NPG.
See copy. From here.
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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