Who is Francis Bacon?

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban, Kt., KC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution.

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Francis Bacon - Historical Debates - Occult Theories
... Francis Bacon often gathered with the men at Gray's Inn to discuss politics and philosophy, and to try out various theatrical scenes that he admitted writing ... Bacon's alleged connection to the Rosicrucians and the Freemasons has been widely discussed by authors and scholars in many books ... However others, including Daphne du Maurier (in her biography of Bacon), have argued there is no substantive evidence to support claims of involvement with the Rosicrucians ...
Michael Peppiatt - Bibliography
... 1964 Modern Art in Britain 1976 Francis Bacon l’art de l’impossible (trans ... Studios (with Alice Bellony Rewald) 1987 The School of London 1997 Francis Bacon Anatomy of an Enigma 2000 Zoran Music 2001 Alberto Giacometti in Post-War Paris 2002 Aristide Maillol 2003 ... de Giacometti 2003 Vincent van Gogh 2004 Francis Bacon le sacré et le profane 2006 L’amitié Leiris-Bacon Une étrange fascination 2006 Francis Bacon in the 1950s 2006 ...
Comte De Gabalis
... or Saint Germain Foundation, believe that it is Sir Francis Bacon — who wrote the Shakespeare plays, employing the pen name "William Shakespeare" — earlier in his illustrious career ... Therefore, Francis Bacon at a later date, and just prior to 1670, would have given five discourses under another another pen name 'Comte De Gabalis' ... Lord Francis Bacon's (Shakespeare's) plays abound in elemental beings Puck and Ariel ...
Michael Peppiatt
... Jill Lloyd, and their two children, where he wrote the biography of Francis Bacon (1909–1992), whose close friend and commentator he had been for thirty years ... is considered the definitive account of Bacon’s life and work ... worldwide, notably travelling retrospectives of the School of London, Francis Bacon, Alberto Giacometti, Christian Schad and Antoni Tàpies ...
Anne Bacon - Early Life - Adult Life
... about her religion, which can be seen in the letters she wrote to her sons, Anthony Bacon and Sir Francis Bacon ... Anne Bacon married Sir Nicholas Bacon, Queen Elizabeth's Keeper of the Great Seal, in 1553 and they had two sons, Anthony and Francis Bacon, the latter later becoming a ... For a while, Anne Bacon was a leading Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Elizabeth ...

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    Human knowledge and human power meet in one; for where the cause is not known the effect cannot be produced. Nature to be commanded must be obeyed; and that which in contemplation is as the cause is in operation as the rule.
    Francis Bacon (1560–1626)

    What life is best?
    Courts are but only superficial schools
    To dandle fools:
    The rural parts are turned into a den
    Of savage men:
    And where ‘s a city from all vice so free,
    But may be termed the worst of all the three?
    —Francis Bacon (1561–1626)

    Do not conceale no beauty grace,
    That’s either in thy minde or face,
    Least vertue overcome by vice,
    Make men beleeve no Paradice.
    —Sir Francis Kynaston (1587–1642)