Francis Bacon — English Philosopher born on January 21, 1561, died on April 09, 1626

Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Alban, Kt PC QC, was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution... (wikipedia)