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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Bacon, Roger

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A Franciscan monk, born at Ilchester, Somerset; a fearless truth-seeker of great scientific attainments; accused of magic, convicted and condemned to imprisonment, from which he was released only to die; suggested several scientific inventions, such as the telescope, the air-pump, the diving-bell, the camera obscura, and gunpowder, and wrote some eighty treatises (1214-1294).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Bacon, Roger'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/bacon-roger.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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