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Francis Bacon Essay

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He went to Trinity College when he was twelve years old. He wrote more than thirty philosophical works. He was elected to the House of Commons in 1584. Who is this intelligent person? Francis Bacon. Intelligent and daring, Francis Bacon wrote many letters to important people and philosophical works.
Bacon was born in London, England on January 22, 1561. His father was Sir Nicholas Bacon who was a lord keeper of the great seal and his mother was Lady Anne Coke Bacon. She was daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke, who was the tutor to the Tudor royal family. He was the sixth child in the family (“Francis Bacon” par 1).
Bacon was home schooled until he was twelve years old by John Walsall who had graduated Oxford after he attended Trinity College in Cambridge for three years before going to Gray’s Inn in London (“Francis Bacon” par 2). After college from 1527 to 1578, Bacon traveled with Sir Amias Paulet to Paris. Sir Amias Paulet was the English Ambassador ...view middle of the document...

He was elected into the House of Commons in 1584 and served until 1614 (Simpson Par 1). He rose to the highest political office under James I.
Bacon took role of mediator in February 1611. This was the last session of Parliament held under James I (“Francis Bacon” Par 2). He was one of the leading figures in natural philosophy. He was a lawyer, member of Parliament and Queens Council. He wrote questions about law, state and religion (“Francis Bacon” Par 1).
On May 10, 1606 Bacon married Alice Barnham, who was a young rich lady. They were engaged for three years. He was forty-five and Alice was only fourteen years old. On April 9, 1626 Bacon died outside of London from pneumonia while experimenting with refrigerated foods. He was using snow to stuff fowl when he got sick (“Francis Bacon” Par 26).
Bacon had many accomplishments. He was one of the leading figures in natural philosophy. He was a lawyer, member of Parliament and Queens Council and he wrote questions about law, state and religion (“Francis Bacon” Par 1).
Bacon published many texts. For example, one text was about society, another was about ethics (“Francis Bacon” Par 1). He is also well known for his treaties and his Doctrine of the Idols. His international fame and influence spread during his last years (“Francis Bacon” Par 3). He is known very well for his two most famous essays. One is New Atlantis and the other Advancement of Learning “Francis Bacon Major Works”.
Bacon took role of mediator in February 1611. He was in the last session of parliament under James I (“Francis Bacon” Par 2). He was elected to the House of Commons in 1584 and served until 1614 (“Francis Bacon” Par 1). In 1613, he was appointed Attorney General. In 1616, he reached the highest point of his career. He became a member of the Privy Council (“Francis Bacon Par 3).
After Bacon’s death, his books and his documents are still known. He is most known for New Atlantis and Advancement of Learning. His writing style is long hand with quill and ink. He was influenced by Saint Alban. His writing differed from other renaissance writers because all of his writings were about Science and Philosophy. He quoted “A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it”.

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