About the Francis Bacon Lesson
This lesson introduces students to Francis Bacon.
• To familiarize the students with the life of Francis Bacon.
• To be able to list some of the important works published by Bacon.
• To be able to describe the main theories discussed in his published works.
Francis Bacon (1561 ? 1626) was an English lawyer, philosopher, and scientist. He was tutored as a youth and traveled to France, Italy, and Spain, acting as a minor diplomat. During these travels, he learned languages and studied politics. After the death of his father, Bacon studied law at Gray s Inn, which was an English law association. In 1582, he became a lawyer.