Bacon, Francis

Born: Jan 22, 1561 AD
Died: 1626 AD, at 65 years of age.

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.




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