Francis Bacon
Historical Figure
Nationality: England
Date of Birth: 1561
Date of Death: 1626
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Religion: Anglicanism
Occupation: Author of Non-Fiction, Nobleman, Philosopher, Spy
Parents: Sir Nicholas Bacon,
Anne Cooke
Spouse: Alice Barnham
Children: None
Relatives: Anthony Bacon (brother),
William Cecil (uncle by marriage),
Robert Cecil (first cousin)
Political Office(s): Member of Parliament for seven constituencies (1581-1621)
Attorney General of England and Wales
Privy Councillor
Knight Bachelor
Fictional Appearances:
Ruled Britannia
POD: July-August, 1588
Type of Appearance: Direct
The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump
POD: Prehistory
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Occupation: Playwright

Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, 1st Viscount St Alban KC QC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was a philosopher, statesman, and author, who served as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. He is also known as a catalyst of the scientific revolution. He fell from political grace after being convicted of taking bribes.

Since the 19th century, Bacon has been suggested as the "real" author of some or all of the works of William Shakespeare. While this notion is wholly unsubstantiated, it retains many followers and has inspired many parodies in popular culture.

Francis Bacon in Ruled Britannia

The brothers Anthony and Francis Bacon were Protestants, and were frequently under suspicion by the Catholic Spanish authorities of Queen Isabella and King Albert. While the English Inquisition gathered damning evidence that Anthony was a "sodomite", it never sought to prosecute Francis.

Francis Bacon in The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump

Francis Bacon was remembered as one of the world's greatest playwrights, with his output including the legendary Prosciutto.[1]

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