Francis Bacon was an English statesman and philosopher who served as Lord Chancellor and as Attorney General of England. Some of his works are credited with developing the scientific method and stayed influential through the scientific revolution.
Francis has been called the father of empiricism.In his works, he argued for the possibility of scientific knowledge that was based solely upon inductive reasoning and careful observation of events in nature. What's more important, the philosopher argued science could be achieved by the use of a systematic and skeptical approach whereby scientists aim to avoid misleading themselves. Even though his ideas about such a method did not have a long-lasting influence, the overall idea of the importance of a skeptical methodology made him the father of the scientific method. This method represented a new rhetorical and theoretical framework for science. The practical details of the Baconian Method are still central in debates about methodology and science.
Francis Bacon’s scientific method
As a patron of libraries, Francis developed a functional method for the cataloging books by separating them into three different categories — poetry, history, and philosophy — which could further be divided into more precise subheadings. Francis was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he followed the medieval curriculum, mostly in Latin. In 1597 Francis managed to become the first receiver of the Queen's counsel designation when Elizabeth I reserved him as her advisor. In 1603, Bacon was knighted and later created Baron Verulam in 1618 and Viscount St. Alban in 1621.Since he had no heirs, both titles became extinct after his death in 1626, at 65 years.