Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

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  • Francis Bacon's Early Life
  • I became the Father of the Scientific Method, a lawyer, a polititican and an academic.
  • His Family
  • This is me with my beautiful family
  • His Education
  • Trinity College at Cambridge
  • Science
  • Indeed, I'm 12 years old and in college
  • Francis was born January 22, 1561, in London, England. Francis being the youngest of the family, his dad being sir Nicolas Bacon and his mother being lady Anne Cooke Bacon (Dad’s second wife). Bacon had a pretty successful early life, being awarded with great education and a passion for natural philosophy. But, he did have some struggles along the way when his father, Nicolas, died and forced him to leave his job with the British ambassador and also leaving Francis with not a lot of money. According to editors, Francis struggled to get a job until he “held his place in Parliament for nearly four decades, from 1584 to 1617”. (“Francis Bacon Biography”)
  • Francis was the youngest of the family, his parents being sir Nicolas Bacon and lady Anne Cooke Bacon (Nicolas’ second wife). He also had an older brother named Anthony. In February 20 of 1579, Francis’ dad had died unexpectedly, which cost Bacon leaving his job with the British ambassador and left him broke since he received little inheritance from his father. (“Francis Bacon Biography”)
  • He attended Trinity College, Cambridge when he was 12 years old in 1573 and completed his course of study in 1575 when he was 14 years old. Bacon enrolled in a law program at Honourable Society of Gray's Inn where his brother Anthony studied at. Bacon believed in humanism from the start of the Renaissance by criticising the law program’s curriculum as very old fashioned and towards Aristotle. He left school to work for Sir Amyas Paulet, a British ambassador working in Paris, France on a mission. Two and a half years later he was forced out of the mission because of the death of his father Nicolas. He was able to return to Gray’s Inn and complete his education. (“Francis Bacon Biography”)
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