Francis Bacon

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Francis Bacon

Name: Francis Bacon

Born: January 22, 1561, in Strand, London, England

Death: April 9, 1626 (Age: 65)

Computer-related contributions

  • English philosopher, scientist, statesman, jurist, author, and orator.
  • Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England.
  • Called the creator of empiricism.
  • He famously died by contracting pneumonia while studying the effects of freezing on the preservation of meat.

Significant publications

  • Topical Inquisitions into Light and Luminosity (1625).
  • Thoughts on the Nature of Things (1624).
  • An Advertisement touching an Holy War (1623).
  • The Colours of Good and Evil (1597).

Honors and awards

  • Knighted (1603).


"He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator."