Viscount St. Albans

Viscount St. Albans
English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑statesman, ↑solon, ↑national leader, ↑philosopher

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  • Viscount St Albans — Bacon Bacon, Francis Bacon Francis Baconprop. n. Francis Bacon. A celebrated English philosopher, jurist, and statesman, son of Sir Nicholas Bacon. Born at York House, London, Jan. 22, 1561: died at Highgate, April 9, 1626, created {Baron… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • viscount — /vuy kownt /, n. 1. a nobleman next below an earl or count and next above a baron. 2. Hist. a deputy of a count or earl. 3. (in England) a sheriff. [1350 1400; ME viscounte < AF; OF visconte (F vicomte), equiv. to vis VICE3 + counte COUNT2, trans …   Universalium

  • Viscount Galway — is a title that has been created once in the Peerage of England and thrice in the Peerage of Ireland. The first creation came in the Peerage of England in 1628 in favour of Richard Bourke, 4th Earl of Clanricarde. He was made Earl of St Albans at …   Wikipedia

  • Viscount D'Abernon — Viscount D Abernon, of Esher and of Stoke D Abernon in the County of Surrey, was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 20 February 1926 for the politician, diplomat and writer Edgar Vincent, 1st Baron D Abernon. He had… …   Wikipedia

  • Bacon, Francis, Viscount St. Albans — born Jan. 22, 1561, London, Eng. died April 9, 1626, London British statesman and philosopher, father of modern scientific method. He studied at Cambridge and at Gray s Inn. A supporter of the Earl of Essex, Bacon turned against him when Essex… …   Universalium

  • Bacon, Sir Francis, Viscount St. Albans — (1561 1626)    Bacon is more remembered for his position as Lord Chancellor of England (1618 21) and for his non fiction than for his poetry. His public life came to an end in 1621 when he was charged with taking bribes as judge and spent a few… …   British and Irish poets

  • St Albans — infobox UK place country = England latitude= 51.755 longitude= 0.336 official name= St Albans population= 64,038 [ [ Office for National Statistics, 2001 Census, Key Statistics for… …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Albans — ▪ England, United Kingdom       town and city (district), administrative and historic county of Hertfordshire, England, in the valley of the River Ver about 20 miles (32 km) northwest of London.       A British town was established on the west… …   Universalium

  • Bacon, Francis, Viscount Saint Alban (or Albans), Baron of Verulam — ▪ British author, philosopher, and statesman Introduction also called (1603–18)  Sir Francis Bacon  born Jan. 22, 1561, York House, London, Eng. died April 9, 1626, London  lord chancellor of England (1618–21). A lawyer, statesman, philosopher,… …   Universalium

  • Earl of St Albans — The Earldom of St Albans was created twice in the 17th century, first to Richard Bourke, Earl of Clanricarde then to Henry Jermyn, Baron Jermyn. It became extinct after the latter s death.Earls of St Albans, First Creation (1628)*Richard Burke,… …   Wikipedia

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