Bacon, John an English writer of the fourteenth century; born at Baconthorp, in Norfolk, and styled "the Resolute Doctor" (Doctor Resolutus). He took the degrees of doctor of canon and civil law and of divinity at Paris, and became so strongly attached to the opinions of the Averroists that he was looked upon as their head. In 1329 he was elected provincial of the Carmelite order, which he had entered in his youth, and died at London in 1346. He wrote Commentaria super quatuor libros senfentiarum (Paris, 1484, fol., often reprinted), and many other works. See Dupin, Hist. Eccl. Writers, 14th cent.; Landon, Eccl. Dict. 1:192.