Sir Francis BaconAlso known as the Viscount St. Alban, Sir Francis Bacon is best known for his Baconian method, known to this day as the scientific method of inquiry. A widely-respected scientist, philosopher and statesman, Bacon was also believed by some to have ties with the occult, the freemasons and other connections of dubious nature. Despite the enemies who disapproved of Bacon’s ideas and lifestyle, he never lost favor with King James I, a friendship that would save his career and his life.

Bacon tidBits

  • Although many historians reject the idea, Sir Francis Bacon is listed (along with his brother Anthony) as one of history’s famous gays by a number of GLBT authors and researchers.
  • Some research suggests that Sir Francis Bacon is the illegitimate son of Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.
  • Like Christopher Marlowe, Bacon is said to have been the real Shakespeare, penning the Bard’s many famous works under the famous nom de plume.