What Was Francis Bacon Famous For?

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Francis Bacon is famous for being the Lord Chancellor of England. He is also credited for developing the initial framework for modern scientific theory. A substantial portion of his work in his later years was geared toward philanthropic endeavors.

Francis Bacon was born in 1561 in London, England. He studied law during his collegiate years and later became a lawyer. During his term as the Lord Chancellor of England, he faced corruption charges and was forced to resign.

Francis Bacon left formal schooling to join a mission in Paris. His father suddenly passed away, forcing him to abandon the mission.