Бэкон, Фрэнсис

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Francis Bacon 1st Viscount St. Alban, Lord Chancellor of England under James I; Francis, Lord Verulam England 1561 - 1626 Teachers: Nicholas Stone, architect; Callimachus ; Aristotle; Imhotep, engineer / architect for Pharaoh Djoser; Students:influenced The Royal Society; William Rawley; Robert Boyle; John Wilkins; Julianus de Campis aka Cornelius Drebbel; Joseph Fort Newton; Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, his secretary for 5 years; John Stuart Mill; David Hume ; George Berkeley ; Nicholas Bishop-Culpeper; Friends: Lord Arundel; his brother Nathaniel married Sir Thomas Gresham's daughter Anne; Enemies: not personal, but his inductive, experimental approach was the antithesis of Rene Descartes' "I think, therefore I am" deductive approach from first principles.; Organizations: Priory of St. John of Jerusalem; Knight of the Helmet; Fraternity Rosi Crosse Society; Accepted Freemasons Author:"The New Atlantis" (inspired Rosicrucians) see it (http://www.alchemylab.com/bacon.htm); Novum Organum Scientiarum ('New Method' or a New Instrument) (1620)inspired the Royal Society; Sylva Sylvarum, or a Naturall Historie in ten Centuries including Experiments touching Sulphur and Mercury (see it here http://www.levity.com/alchemy/baconsul.html) and The Making of Gold (http://www.levity.com/alchemy/bacongld.html); An Advancement in Learning, 1605; Sylva sylvarum aka The Forest of Materials, 1627; History of Henry the Seventh, which has a frontispiece showing Lord Bacon with Rosicrucian roses for shoe buckles; The Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall, of Francis LO. Verulam, Viscount of St. Alban, 1625, reprinted 1906; The Fragment of an Essay Of Fame;

Comments:experiential scientist was the model for the Royal Society, no obvious relationship with Roger Bacon 1214 – 1294 , respects Ancient Jews but anti-Semitic towards them in the 1600s. Alchemy; Rosicrucian; Qabalist; may have influenced Freemasonry; no obvious relation to Francis Bacon the artist, 1909 – 1992; Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Bacon; http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/b#a296 ; listen to him here - http://librivox.org/the-new-atlantis-by-francis-bacon/ ;