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Sir Francis Bacon
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Born in Strand, London
Born on 22nd of January 1561
Died in London
Died on 9th of April 1626

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1561 - 1626. English philosopher & statesmen.

Became an MP in 1584. Knighted by James in 1603, supported union of England and Scotland. Held many positions including Solicitor-General, Lord Keeper and Lord Chancellor in 1618. Created viscount in 1621. Accused of accepting bribes he was imprisoned and banished from parliament. Wrote essays, prose, historical and legal works, prayers and verse translations. Died in debt, buried in St Michael’s Church, St Albans.

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Words easy to be understood do often hit the mark; when high and learned ones do only pierce the air - John Bunyan
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