Francis Bacon As A Successful Politician

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Francis Bacon is widely regarded as the “Father of Modern Science” due to his contributions in science and discovery of the Scientific Method. Sir Francis Bacon was born to Nicholas and Anne Cooke Bacon on January 22, 1561, in London, England (“Bacon, Francis (1561-1626).” The New Book of Popular 1). He had no siblings, and his father Nicholas Bacon died at a young age (“Bacon, Francis (1561-1626).” The New Book of Knowledge 2). He was looking for work to help his mother, and without a father, it was hard for him to find work (Zagorin 134). At the age of 12, He was smart enough to attend Cambridge Trinity College to pursue a career in law (Doyle 1). It was when he became a young scientist that he thought through experimenting and observing nature one could come to a conclusion (“Bacon, Francis (1561-1626).” The New Book of Knowledge 12). Thesis Statement: As a successful politician, philosopher, and scientist, Sir Francis Bacon contributed to the growth of science and influenced modern thinkers.
Bacon’s first interest lies in politics. His father, Sir Nicholas, held the highest office. Thus, Bacon encouraged himself to surpass his father. In his mid-20s, Bacon rose to political fame when he “started his political career as the parliament in England, then appointed attorney general-and finally reaching high status as Lord Chancellor” (“Bacon, Francis (1561-1626).” The New Book of Knowledge 1). Afterwards, Bacon became a member of many prestige councils, in which he…

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