The Birth of Roger BaconRoger Bacon was born in the year of 1214, in llchester in Somerset. His exact year of birth has been a topic of controversy and historians state it as 1213 or 1214, going by his statement.
The Career of Roger BaconRoger Bacon was a 13th century English philosopher and Franciscan Friar who was awarded the scholastic accolade "Doctor Mirabilis" meaning "Wonderful Teacher".
Roger Bacon's EducationHis early education was in geometry, arithmetic, music, astronomy, and the classics. He then attended the Oxford University an developed an interest in natural philosophy and mathematics. He then became a master at Oxford University.
Roger's next appointmentHis next appointment was at the Paris University. At Paris University he talked about Aristotelian Corpus, which include physics, meta-physics and the pseudo-Aristotelian De Vegetabilibus and the De Causis;
Roger's InvestmentHe was inspired by the great scholar Robert Grosseteste and he begin investing his time and money in secret books, training assistant, meeting savants, and constructing instruments.
Publishing BooksRoger became a friar in the Franciscan Order, Master General Bonaventure issued a decree that prohibited friars from publishing books without the Order's prior approval.
Bypassing Order's decreeBacon contacted Cardinal Guy le Gros de Fouiques, who became Pope Clement lV. The Pope issued a papal mandate asking Bacon for his philosophical writings and his view on the possibility of philosophy in theology.
Running out of LuckRoger's luck ran out when the Pope passed away and left no official review or opinion on his work.
House ArrestThe Order put him under house arrest on the accounts of his beliefs in alchemy and the general disregard for the other innovators. His book disregarded magical practices and had the formula for the philosopher's stone and possibly gunpowder.
Death of Roger BaconRoger Bacon passed away in 1292. Many books have been written about him including "Doctor Mirabilis", "The Face in the Frost", "Fifth Business" and "The Black Rose".