Francis Bacon (1562-1626). It was science that fascinated him the most, and he was truly one of the first visionaries to understand that science would give mankind the kind of power over nature that had never previously been imagined.
Friendship: Francis Bacon ~ "The second fruit of friendship, is healthful and sovereign for the understanding, as the first is for the affections. For friendship maketh indeed a fair day in the affections, from storm and tempests; but it maketh daylight in the understanding, out of darkness, and confusion of thoughts."
April 9, 1626: FRANCIS BACON DIES - Francis Bacon, English statesman and philosopher, dies from pneumonia at age 65 in Highgate, Middlesex, England.
Sir Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam and Viscount St. Albans (1561 – 1626) was an English philosopher, scientist, and statesman. He was probably best known for his use of the inductive method in his scientific exploits, and for his works Novum Organum (1620) and The Advancement of Learning (1605). However, Sir Francis Bacon also wrote the essay titled Of Travel, which is a beautiful account of things he learned and found amazing in the art and practice of traveling.