Oval medallion with profile portrait of Viscount St. Albans, Francis Bacon (1561-1626). Francis Bacon was an English philosopher, lawyer and politician. Born in London, the son of Sir Nicholas Bacon. He went to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1573, and was called to be the Bar in 1582. He was elected member of Parliament in 1584, became Solicitor-General in 1607, and Attorney-General in 1613. He was raised to the peerage as Lord Verulam in 1618 and created Viscount St Albans in 1621. He is still today a famous philosopher known for his work the Novum Orgamum. He was found guilty of taking bribes from litigants and imprisoned in the Tower and banished from Parliament and the great court.

Sir Francis Bacon


About 1785