Renaissance humanist author and philosopher who introduced the Baconian method.
He was called the Father of Empiricism. He was knighted in 1603.
He was just as famous an author during the Renaissance as Leonardo da Vinci was a scientist.
He traveled to Blois, Poitiers, Tours, Italy, and Spain over a period of three years, performing diplomatic tasks and studying language, statecraft, and civil law.
He married Alice Barnham on May 10, 1606, when he was 45 and she was 14.