Roger Bacon, English philosopher and scientist, 13th century.

 
Roger Bacon, English philosopher and scientist, 13th century.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

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Engraving made in 1786 of Roger Bacon (1214-1292), English philosopher and scientist. Bacon is often regarded as the first modern scientist. He has been asociated with scientific inventions like the magnifying glas, microscopes and telescopes. His views on the primacy of mathematical proof and on experimentalism, found in his published works, are often considered strikingly modern. The scientist is shown wearing day clothes and is wearing a hat.

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10321228

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