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.

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.

Age appears best in four things: Old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read. – Francis Bacon

Age appears best in four things: Old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read. – Francis Bacon

Among other things, Sir Francis Bacon was an English Renaissance statesman and philosopher, best known for his promotion of the scientific method.

Among other things, Sir Francis Bacon was an English Renaissance statesman and philosopher, best known for his promotion of the scientific method.

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present. - Francis Bacon

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present. - Francis Bacon

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea. “Francis Bacon”

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea. “Francis Bacon”

Francis Bacon - Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.

Francis Bacon - Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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