Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon's Death

Born (Birthday) January 22, 1561

Death Date April 9, 1626

Age of Death 65 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Place of Death Highgate, London, United Kingdom

Place of Burial St Michael's Church, St Albans, United Kingdom

Profession Philosopher

The philosopher Francis Bacon died at the age of 65. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Renaissance author and philosopher best known for his advocacy of the scientific method. He was knighted by King James I in 1603.

He traveled to Blois, Poitiers, Tours, Italy, and Spain over a period of three years, performing diplomatic tasks and studying language, statecraft, and civil law.

He was called the Father of Empiricism, a theory that knowledge can only come from experience.

How did Francis Bacon die?

He died of a heart attack while vacationing in Spain, according to a statement from his London dealer, Marlborough Fine Art.

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"The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate."

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"If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us."

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"Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences, for there is no worse torture than that of laws."

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"Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing."

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"Silence is the virtue of fools."

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