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Bacon, Francis (1561-1626)

(1561-1626) English essayist, philospher and politician, who became Lord Chancellor in 1618. The satirist Pope called him "the wisest, brightest and meanest man of mankind". The Baconian Theory, originated by James Willmot in 1785, suggested that he"d written many of Shakespeare"s plays.

Of culinary interest, he died when he developed pneumonia while attempting to freeze chickens by stuffing them with snow. See 'Freezing and Refrigeration'

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