Francis Bacon


Francis Bacon

London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 4 Apr 1626 (aged 65)
Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Burial St Albans, St Albans District, Hertfordshire, England
Memorial ID 5971346 View Source
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Philosopher, Lord Chancellor of England. Alleged by some to have been the writer of Shakespeare's plays. Notable works include 'On the Advancement of Learning,' an early attempt at an encyclopedia. Died after catching bronchitis when stuffing a chicken with snow to see whether it would be preserved, thus anticipating frozen food.


Francis Bacon
Baron of Veralum, Viscount of St. Albans
or, by more conspicuous titles
of Science the Light, of Eloquence the Law, sat thus.

Who after all Natural Wisdom
And Secret of Civil Life he had unfolded,
Nature's life fulfilled -
Let Compounds be Dissolved!

In the year of our Lord 1626, aged 66

Of such as man, that the memory might remain
Thomas Meautys
living his attendant, dead his Admirer
placed this Monument

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