Francis Bacon / Nate DubellEdit

Considered as the "father" of modern science.


Francis Bacon

Introduction Edit

Francis Bacon is considered the most modern of Renaissance thinkers. He served the highest political office in the kingdom of English king James I. He universalized theories and working deductively toward particular explanations and phenomena in the natural world. Bacon was born into a priviliged family on January 22, 1561 at York House in London. His father was the keeper of the great seal of England under Queen Elizabeth I. His mother, Anne Cooke, a woman a great learning and intensely Puritan commitments, was related to nobility through her sister, who was the wife of William Cecil. --Nate dubell 17:41, October 16, 2009 (UTC)

Importance of Person Edit

Bacon commenced his legal career by joining the British Parliament with a sear in the House of Commons. After making his way up to the position of Queen's Counsel in 1589, his career took a turn for the worse. On the verge of being made attorney general to Queen Elizabeth I, Bacon offended her by criticizing her taxation policy in parliamentary debate, thus shattering his hope for immediate political advancement. Bacon set himself to writing down his own philosophical and political theories. With the queen's death and the succession of King James I, Bacon's legal career brightened once again. Under James, he was made solicitor general, then attorney general, and following his own father's footsteps, keeper of the great seal of England. In the 1623 publication "De Augmentis Scientarium" that Bacon began to formulate his new theories on the scientific method. Bacon not only sought a comprehensive system of knowledge that could account for the working of the world as it was, he also sought to apply this knowledge to improve the lot of humanity. --Nate dubell 17:45, October 19, 2009 (UTC)

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Citations Edit

"Francis Bacon: quote on friendship." World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2009. Web. 14 Oct. 2009.   --Nate dubell 17:45, October 19, 2009 (UTC)

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