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Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban , (; 22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626), also known as Lord Verulam, was an English philosopher and statesman who served as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Bacon led the advancement of both natural philosophy and the scientific method and his works remained influential even in the late stages of the Scientific Revolution.Bacon has been called the father of empiricism. He argued for the possibility of scientific knowledge based only upon inductive reasoning and careful observation of events in nature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Bacon has received more than 7,883,038 page views. His biography is available in 113 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 108 in 2019). Francis Bacon is the 14th most popular philosopher, the 7th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 9th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Philosopher.

Francis Bacon was a philosopher and scientist who is most famous for his work Novum Organum, which was published in 1620. Bacon's work was an attempt to reform the way that knowledge is gained and used.

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Among philosophers, Francis Bacon ranks 14 out of 1,081Before him are Immanuel Kant, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Avicenna, John Locke, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Friedrich Nietzsche. After him are Augustine of Hippo, Thales of Miletus, Thomas Aquinas, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Montesquieu, and Thomas Hobbes.

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Among people born in 1561, Francis Bacon ranks 1After him are Jacopo Peri, Luis de Góngora, Santorio Santorio, Katō Kiyomasa, Henry Briggs, Anna Maria of the Palatinate, Ii Naomasa, John VII, Count of Nassau-Siegen, Thomas Fincke, Adriaan van Roomen, and Mary Sidney. Among people deceased in 1626, Francis Bacon ranks 1After him are Nurhaci, Willebrord Snellius, John Dowland, William V, Duke of Bavaria, Ernst von Mansfeld, Isabella of Savoy, Adriaen de Vries, Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Christian the Younger of Brunswick, Ferdinando Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, and Pietro Cataldi.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Francis Bacon ranks 7 out of 7,765Before him are Isaac Newton (1643), Adam Smith (1723), William Shakespeare (1564), Charles Darwin (1809), Elizabeth II (1926), and John Locke (1632). After him are Elizabeth I of England (1533), Winston Churchill (1874), Charlie Chaplin (1889), Stephen Hawking (1942), James Watt (1736), and Henry VIII of England (1491).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Francis Bacon ranks 2Before him are John Locke (1632). After him are Thomas Hobbes (1588), David Hume (1711), Thomas More (1478), Herbert Spencer (1820), William of Ockham (1285), Jeremy Bentham (1748), Roger Bacon (1220), Joseph Priestley (1733), John Venn (1834), and Duns Scotus (1265).