Definition of Francis bacon
1. Noun. English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626).
Generic synonyms: Philosopher, National Leader, Solon, Statesman
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1. History of Philosophy by Alfred Weber (1904)
"... tcii/ia commentary biographical and historical, London, 1862-72 ; [also a briefer Account of the Life and Times of francis bacon, by J. Spedding, ..."
2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1901)
"francis bacon 1561-1626 francis bacon, Baron Verulam, 1561-1626. Born, at York House, 22 Jan. 1561. At Trinity Coll., Cambridge, April 1573 to March 1575. ..."
3. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1909)
"francis bacon on Education PROFESSOR EDWARD O. SISSON, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE PROBABLY no two men have influenced the content of education more ..."
4. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"[IM»H francis bacon was no good judge of men at close quarters, and 1» misapprehended Essex' aims and character. He thought that under sagacious guidance he ..."
5. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1892)
"francis bacon, three years and three months older than William Shakespeare, was the son of Queen Elizabeth's Lord Keeper, Sir Nicholas Bacon, ..."
6. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"francis bacon was no good judge of men at close quarters, and he misapprehended Essex' aims and character. He thought that under sagacious guidance he might ..."
7. Readings in the History of Education: A Collection of Sources and Readings by Ellwood Patterson Cubberley (1920)
"I, Galileo Galilei, have abjured as above with my own hand. 208. francis bacon on Scientific Progress (francis bacon, Novum Organum, book I, ..."
8. The History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Restoration by Francis Charles Montague (1907)
"francis bacon was then fifty years of age. The son of that Sir Nicholas Bacon who for twenty years had held the great seal under Elizabeth, and the nephew ..."