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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

final report, instalment 2 (#12)

In this post I am presenting you with a time line for Francis Bacon. The website I got the information from is cited below.


  • January 22, 1561


  • 1573

  • 1576-1579

            Left Trinity college for Gray’s Inn to begin his legal career

  • 1582

Called to the bar

  • 1584

Membership in Parliament

  • 1589

Advancement to the position of Queen’s Counsel; under Elizabeth there wasn’t much opportunity for advancement. An Advertisement Touching the Controversies of the Church of England (1589) had brought himm political advancement.

  • 1593

Enemies at court used the opportunity to bar his way to promotion .

  • 1597

            Essayes (rev. 1612, 1625)

  • 1601

A Declaration of the Practices and Treasons Attempted and Committed by Robert, Late Earle of Essex

His friendship with the young earl of Essex did not bring him hoped-for political gain; Essex’s rebelled against the queen; Bacon’s position required him to partake in the prosecution of his former friend.

  • 1605

The Twoo Bookes of Francis Bacon of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning, Divine and Humane (rev. 1623; best known as Advancement of Learning)

  • 1606

Married Alice Barnham; they had no children

  • 1609

De Sapientia Veterum (The Wisdom of the Ancients, 1619)

  • 1613

Became the office of attorney general

  • 1617

Promoted to the high position of lord keeper

  • 1620

Novum Organum (English translation, 1802) &Instauratio Magna (The Great Instauration, 1653)

  • 1621

Made lord chancellor and baron

Charged with bribery Bacon resigned from office; he was imprisoned and was banished from the court and upon his death still had not received full royal pardon.

  • 1622

Historia Ventorum (History of Winds, 1653)

The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh

  • 1623

Historia Vitae et Mortis (History of Life and Death, 1638)

  • 1625

The Translation of Certaine Psalmes into English Verse

  • April 9, 1626


  • 1627

Sylva Sylvarum

New Atlantis

  • 1653

Valerius Terminus (View of Form, 1734)

Lutz, Reinhart. "Francis Bacon." Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia (2015): Research Starters. Web. 22 Oct. 2015.

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