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Bacon, Francis

Born: 1561 AD
Died: 1626 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Authors, Philosophers

1561 – Francis Bacon was born 22nd of January at York House Strand, London.

1573-1575 – Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge.

1576 – Entered in Gray’s Inn in London.

1578 – Accompanied Sir Amias Paulet, the English ambassador, on his mission in Paris; but he returned when his father died.

1581 – Entered the Commons as a member for Cornwall, and he remained a Member of Parliament for thirty-seven years.

1582 – Became a barrister and was installed as a reader at Gray’s Inn.

1584 – Involved in high politics, when he wrote his first political memorandum, A Letter of Advice to Queen Elizabeth.

1603 – The Scottish king James VI succeeded the great Queen as James I of England, Bacon’s time had come at last. He was knighted.

1606 – Married a young and rich heiress.

1607 – Appointed Solicitor General.

1613 – Served as Attorney General.

1616 – Reached the peak of his splendid career he became a member of the Privy Council was appointed Lord Keeper of the Great Seal the following year.

1618 – Granted the title of Lord Chancellor and created Baron of Verulam

1621 – Created Viscount of St. Albans, he was impeached by Parliament for corruption in his office as a judge. Bacon devoted the last five years of his life entirely to his philosophical work.

1626 – Bacon died 9th of April because of pneumonia after experiments with ice.