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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral (1999 edition), Oxford University Press - ISBN: 9780192838025
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral, of Francis Bacon (Francis LD.Verulam, Viscount St. Albans) (2008 edition), Arc Manor LLC - ISBN: 9781604501025
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Essays of Francis Bacon (2006 edition), ReadHowYouWant.com - ISBN: 9781442935549
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The Moral and Historical Works of Lord Bacon: Including His Essays, Apophthegms, Wisdom of the Ancients, New Atlantis, and Life of Henry the Seventh (1866 edition)
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Novum Organum: Or, True Suggestions for the Interpretation of Nature (1844 edition)
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In Latin: "Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est" - Meditationes Sacræ. De Hæresibus (1597), Of Heresies. Variant translation: "For also knowledge itself is power."
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Born: January 22, 1561

Died: April 9, 1626 (aged 65)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban, was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution.

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