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Francis Bacon
Birth: Jan. 22, 1561
Death: Apr. 4, 1626

Phliosopher, essayist and politician. Lord Chancellor of England. Alleged unwarrantably by some to have been the writer of Shakespeare's plays. Notable works include 'On the Advancement of Learning' , an early attempt at an encyclopaedia. Died after catching bronchitis when stuffing a chicken with snow to see whether it would be preserved, thus anticipating frozen food. The Latin inscription on the statue base begins (in translation): "Francis Bacon, first Baron Verulam and Viscount St. Albans, better known as the Light of Knowledge and the Law of Eloquence, used to sit thus. In the year of Our Lord 1626, in the sixty-sixth year of his age, after he had unravelled every secret of the natural world and of the world of man, he fulfilled the decree of nature that whatosever things have been joined together must be sundered." (bio by: David Conway) 
 
Burial:
Trinity College *
Cambridge
City of Cambridge
Cambridgeshire, England
Plot: Chapel (he is buried at the Church of St. Michael, St. Albans, UK)
*Memorial Site [?]
 
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Record added: Apr 18, 2001
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Francis Bacon
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Francis Bacon
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Every time I fix a Swanson's, Chicken TV dinner, I think of you and the sacrifice you made. From all of us in the frozen foods aisle. Deepest gratitude, Sir.
- All the fix'ins
 Added: Mar. 26, 2014
Very old are we men; Our dreams are talesTold in dim Eden By Eve's nightingales;We wake and whisper awhile,But, the day gone by,Silence and sleep like fieldsOf amaranth lie.RIP Sir Francis
- Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 3, 2014

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Jan. 22, 2014
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