Sir Francis Bacon

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Noun1.Sir Francis Bacon - English statesman and philosopherSir Francis Bacon - English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
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First he was made Sir Francis Bacon, then from one honor to another he rose until he became at last Lord High Chancellor of England, the highest judge in the land.
In 1626, philosopher Sir Francis Bacon was considering what methods he could use to preserve food, when the frosty Highgate landscape inspired him to suggest that ice might do the trick.
Theories abound as to what's hidden on Oak Island and range from pirates' treasure, to Marie Antoinette's lost jewels, to the Holy Grail, to proof that Sir Francis Bacon was the true author of Shakespeare's plays.
Although there is some debate as to its true origins, the phrase "knowledge is power" is most often attributed to 16th-century English philosopher and statesman Sir Francis Bacon, although it appeared in his work Meditationes Sacrae in Latin ("ipsa scientia potestas est") and translates more accurately as "knowledge itself is power."
As Sir Francis Bacon wrote, "Knowledge is power." I commend this book to anyone seeking understanding.
They include explorer and politician Sir Walter Raleigh, the fifth Earl of Rutland Roger Manners, 17th Earl of Oxford Edward de Vere, sixth Earl of Derby William Stanley and Sir Francis Bacon.
The first folio returns to London before April's out but the exhibition runs until August 31 and there are other gems to see, including The Great Cryptogram by Ignatius Donnelly who tied himself in knots to 'prove' that Shakespeare's plays were written by Sir Francis Bacon.
Sir Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England from 1618-21 said he was ''a good lawmaker for the ease and solace of the common people'.'.
"If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins them." -- Sir Francis Bacon
The rivalry between Coke and his nemesis, Sir Francis Bacon, was likewise instructive.