Francis Bacon

1561 - 1626

Francis Bacon

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 as Lord Chancellor of England. His works are credited with developing the scientific method and remained influential through the scientific revolution.Bacon has been called the father of empiricism. His works 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 5,105,875 page views. His biography is available in 106 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 14th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Francis Bacon ranks 14 out of 1,005Before him are Pythagoras, Avicenna, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Friedrich Nietzsche, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Augustine of Hippo. After him are Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Thomas Aquinas, John Locke, Baruch Spinoza, Seneca the Younger, and Montesquieu.

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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, Adriaan van Roomen, Thomas Fincke, and Mary Sidney. Among people deceased in 1626, Francis Bacon ranks 1After him are Nurhaci, Willebrord Snellius, John Dowland, Ernst von Mansfeld, William V, Duke of Bavaria, Adriaen de Vries, Isabella of Savoy, Christian the Younger of Brunswick, Pietro Cataldi, Ferdinando Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, and Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Francis Bacon ranks 8 out of 5,347Before him are William Shakespeare (1564), Charles Darwin (1809), Elizabeth II (1926), Adam Smith (1723), Elizabeth I of England (1533), and Charlie Chaplin (1889). After him are Winston Churchill (1874), John Locke (1632), Stephen Hawking (1942), James Watt (1736), Queen Victoria (1819), and Richard III of England (1452).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Francis Bacon ranks 1After him are John Locke (1632), Thomas Hobbes (1588), David Hume (1711), Thomas More (1478), William of Ockham (1285), Roger Bacon (1220), Herbert Spencer (1820), Jeremy Bentham (1748), Duns Scotus (1265), John Wycliffe (1324), and Joseph Priestley (1733).