"Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est" [latín]Sir Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon in Meditationes Sacræ. De Hæresibus. (1597)
English author, courtier & philosopher (1561 - 1626)
"(Tener) Conocimiento es (tener) poder"[DE]
"Wissen ist Macht"[FR] Controverse Citations
«La connaissance est en elle-même puissance»
He was the originator of the expression, "Knowledge is power".
He was quite taken up by the "materialist" theories and the resultant discoveries of both Copernicus and Galileo. Bacon, along with Galileo are known in the literature as "the great anti-Aristotelians who created the 'modern scientific' view of Nature."