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Bacon, Francis1 British & World English

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)

Bacon, Francis2 British & World English

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

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