Bacon, Francis

Biography: Viscount St Albans, Trinity Coll., Cambridge 1573-5, entered at Gray's Inn 1576, admitted to the bar 1582, bencher 1586, reader 1587, sat in Parliament for Bossiney, Cornwall 1582, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, Dorset 1584, Taunton, Somerset 1584, sat as Knight of the Shire for Middlesex in parliament 1593, Queen's Counsel 1594, M.A. Cambridge 1594, sat in parliament for Ipswich 1597, 1601, 1604-11, double reader at Gray's Inn 1600, knighted 1603, King's Counsel 1604, Solicitor-General 1607, published natural philosophical treatises 1609-1613, appointed Attorney-General 1613, sat in Parliament for St Albans, Ipswich and Cambridge University 1614, Privy Councillor 1616, seat in the Chancery Court 1617, Lord Chancellor 1618, created Baron Verulam of Verulam 1618, major philosophical work 1620, created Viscount St Albans 1621, impeached for bribery and corruption 1621, published natural history works 1622, 1623, other works 1624, 1625.

Biography Date: 1561-1626

Biography References: CERL; DNB; Drummond 295;


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