Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon
Presentation By:
Allison Linton
Gianna Pesce
Brandon Staley
Lee Wright
Foundations 1501
Early Life
-Born in London, January 22, 1561 to Sir Nicholas
Bacon, Lord keeper of the seal and mother Anne
Cooke Bacon, sister in law of Lord Burghley.
-Attended Trinity College, Cambridge in April
1573 at the age of 11- Completed in December
-Right after he attended a law program at
Honorable Society of Grays Inn, where his
brother Anthony Bacon Attended.
-He favored the New Renaissance Humanism
over Aristotelianism and scholasticism, which
were traditional at the time.
Early Life
-A year later, he left to work under Sir Amyas
Paulet, Frances british ambassador.
-2 years into his mission he went back to England
when his father unexpectedly died.
-Meager inheritance left him broke.
-He turned to his uncle, Lord Burghley for a well
paying job but was turned down.
-Still a teen he was scrambling trying to find a
way to make a decent living.
Political Career
Believed his plans for reform could only be meet with the
aid of the government
1581: Landed a job as a member for Cornwall in the
House of Commons
1584: “A Letter to Queen Elizabeth”
○ First political memorandum
○ Caused his political career to leap forward
Served in Parliament from 1584 to 1617
○ 1616 invited to join Privy Council
1621: Became Viscount St. Albans
○ In that same year was impeached due to accepting
○ Was imprisoned for four days
○ The scandal put a serious strain on his health.
Political Career
Over the course of four decades Bacon wrote many
memoranda and dedications for his monarchs.
He was using these for overhaul in almost every element
of english life from from agriculture to education.
Contributions To Education
The Scientific Method
Bacon believed that the Europeans were never
going to learn anything new if they kept
looking for answers in the bible.
This theory led him to his discovery of, The
Scientific Method.
Contributions To Education
He Wrote many books including :
A Letter of Advice to Queen Elizabeth
The Advancement of Learning
The History Of Henry series
The New Atlantis
Bacon’s Legacy
The Legacy
What was left behind:
- Bacon had emphasized the
importance of the scientific
understanding and that science
could better and improve the
human condition.
- Bacon also believed in that
“Knowledge Is Power”!
What was left...
Bacon died on
April 9, 1626.
Many other great
philosophers have shown
great influence of
Bacon’s Scientific
method in their research
as well.
A couple years
after his death,
his theories made
a huge impact on
influencing the
world of science.
Even today, Bacon is still
widely known as the major
founder in scientific
methodology and natural
philosophy during the
English Renaissance.
In Conclusion...
We can say that as a
philosopher, Francis Bacon
has made a huge impact in
education, scientific
methodology, and is not
forgotten for introducing the
newly modern era of human
Work Cited
"Francis Bacon." A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 05 Oct.
"Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy." Bacon, Francis []. N.p., n.d. Web. 05
Oct. 2014.
"Francis Bacon-Philosopher." N.p., 2012. Web. 2 Oct.
"Francis Bacon-Biography." Famous Scientists. Famous Scientists-
Content & Imagery, 2014. Web. 03 Oct. 2014.
"Sir Francis Bacon- Biography." The European Graduate School. The
European Graduate School, 1997-2012. Web. 03 Oct. 2014.
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