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Viscount St. Alban
Engraving by C. Cook after J. Houbraken, 1738.
|Born||22 January 1561|
The Strand, London, England
|Died||9 April 1626 (65)|
Highgate, Middlesex, England
|Burial||St. Michael's Church, St. Albans|
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge; Trinity College, Cambridge; University of Poitiers|
|Noted work(s)||Novum Organum (1620)|
Francis Bacon (January 22, 1561 - April 9, 1626) was an English statesman, serving as Attorney General of England and Wales and then Lord High Chancellor of England during the reign of James Charles Stuart (James VI and I), and peer, first Baron Verulam and later Viscount St. Alban, with broad legal, philosophic, religious, and scientific interests, detailed in his wide-ranging and influential writings, including in particular his Novum Organum of 1620, a response to Aristotle's Organon, in which he argues for inductive reasoning and empiricism in the study of natural philosophy, what is known as the Baconian Method.