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Source Notes: Source: FRANCIS BACON, Of Great Place, The Essays, or Counsels Civil & Moral of Francis Bacon, p. 48 . Based on the 1625 edition but with modernized spelling.
Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, KC (22 January 1561 - 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman and essayist but is best known for leading the scientific revolution with his new 'observation and experimentation' theory which is the way science has been conducted ever since. He was knighted in 1603, created Baron Verulam in 1618, and created Viscount St Alban in 1621; both peerage titles became extinct upon his death.