Main definitions of Bacon, Francis in English

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Bacon, Francis1

proper noun

  • Baron Verulam and Viscount St Albans (1561–1626), English statesman and philosopher. As a scientist he advocated the inductive method; his views were instrumental in the founding of the Royal Society in 1660. Notable works: "The Advancement of Learning" (1605) and "Novum Organum" (1620).

Pronunciation

Bacon, Francis

/ˈbeɪk(ə)n/

Main definitions of Bacon, Francis in English

: Bacon, Francis1Bacon, Francis2

Bacon, Francis2

proper noun

  • (1909–92), British painter, born in Ireland. His work chiefly depicts human figures in grotesquely distorted postures, set in confined interior spaces.

Pronunciation

Bacon, Francis

/ˈbeɪkən/