Reference Entry

Bacon, Francis, Viscount St Alban (1561-1626), lord chancellor, politician, and philosopher

Markku Peltonen

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Early years and education | Early career | Bacon and Essex | Union of the kingdoms | Writings on natural philosophy, 1603-1613 | The zenith of the political career | Instauratio magna and Novum organum | Impeachment | Last years and death | Statesman and philosopher | Bacon's character and reputation

Reference Entry.  22100 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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