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Francis Bacon
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Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, and author. Bacon is often considered one of the founders of modern scientific research and scientific method, even as "the father of modern science" since he proposed a new...
Bacon's Rebellion
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Bacon's Rebellion

Bacon’s Rebellion (1676) was the first full-scale armed insurrection in Colonial America pitting the landowner Nathaniel Bacon (l. 1647-1676) and his supporters of black and white indentured servants and African slaves against his cousin-by-marriage...
House of Burgesses
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House of Burgesses

The House of Burgesses (1619-1776 CE) was the first English representative government in North America, established in July 1619 CE, for the purpose of passing laws and maintaining order in the Jamestown Colony of Virginia and the other settlements...
Bacon's Rebellion: The Burning of Jamestown
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Bacon's Rebellion: The Burning of Jamestown

The Burning of Jamestown. Illustration by Howard Pyle, from page 120 of Harper's Encyclopaedia of United States History: from 458 A.D. to 1905 by Benson John Lossing, Ed. Vol 5 of 10, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1905 CE. The image...
Ruins of Jamestown after Bacon's Rebellion
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Ruins of Jamestown after Bacon's Rebellion

Ruins of Jamestown, 1676. Illustration from page 45 of A School History of the United States, from the Discovery of America to the Year 1878 by David B. Scott, New York, Harper & brothers, 1879 CE. The engraving depicts the ruins of...
Francis Bacon by van Somer
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Francis Bacon by van Somer

A 1617 portrait by Paul van Somer of Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626), the English philosopher, statesman, and author. (Łazienki Palace, Warsaw)
The Philosophy Of Sir Francis Bacon
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The Philosophy Of Sir Francis Bacon

In the 17th century Sir Francis Bacon stood at the very foundation of the scientific revolution and would introduce to it the scientific method that we have amended for our use in modern times. Many of his years were spent as a politician...
Bacon's Rebellion and the African Slave Trade [AP U.S. History Review]
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Bacon's Rebellion and the African Slave Trade [AP U.S. History Review]

On the salty Nathaniel Bacon and how his little rebellion in the early American colonies paved the way for the African Slave Trade.
Frontispiece to Novum Organum
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Frontispiece to Novum Organum

The frontispiece to Novum Organum by Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626), published in 1620. Presenting what he described as a new scientific method of inquiry, Bacon likened himself in this pioneering endeavor to Christopher Columbus, hence the...
The Scientific Revolution in Europe
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The Scientific Revolution in Europe

The Scientific Revolution in Europe, roughly 1500 to 1700, was a profound intellectual and cultural transformation that forever altered humanity's understanding of the natural world. The period witnessed a seismic shift from medieval beliefs...
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