Francis Bacon was born on January 22, 1561 in London England. He was son of Sir Nicolas Bacon and Lady Anne Cooke Bacon.
Bacon started attending Trinity College, Cambridge, in April 1573, at the age of 12. He completed the course in 1575 and enrolled at Honourable Society of Gray's Inn for a law program a year later.
In 1582, Bacon finished school at Gray's Inn and was appointed to work as an outer lawyer but his political career took a big step in 1584 when Bacon wrote A Letter of Advice to Queen Elizabeth.
In a sum of six years Bacon had reached one of his highest to one of his lowest points. From 1616 to 1621 Bacon had been invited to join the Privy Council, reached the same position has his father once had then passed it a year later, and had been promoted to Lord Chancellor in 1618. In 1621, Bacon became known as Viscount St. Albans.
1621 was also the unfortunate year when Bacon began to be accused of accepting bribes. He was tried for this accusation and found guilty. He had to spend four days in imprisonment and lost his reputation and his spot in the Parliament.
Bacon stayed in St. Albans after the downfall of his political career but now he was able to focus on one of his other passion, philosophy. Specifically the philosophy of science.
Bacon came up with a new scientific method on the way our human minds understand things. He wanted to figure out nature's truths as if the universe was a thing to be solved. Bacon often tried to share his ideas with others but many times got rejected. He did, however, influence the 17th-century European science through his theories and books.
Sir Francis Bacon died on April 9, 1626 in England. He died from a serve case of bronchitis away testing out one of his theories involving ice and the cold. Though he is no longer with us, Bacon is still remembered as one the biggest scientific figures in the nature of philosophy.