1. Franciscan a Roman Catholic friar wearing the grey habit of the Franciscan order
  2. Francis Bacon English statesman and philosopher
  3. Francis Crick English biochemist who (with Watson in 1953) helped discover the helical structure of DNA (1916-2004)
  4. Francis Hopkinson American Revolutionary leader and patriot
  5. Francisco Pizarro Spanish conquistador who conquered the Incas in what is now Peru and founded the city of Lima (1475-1541)
  6. Francisco Goya Spanish painter well known for his portraits and for his satires (1746-1828)
  7. Francisco Franco Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)
  8. perseverance the act of continuing or repeating
  9. Franciscan order a Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi in the 13th century
  10. Francisco Villa Mexican revolutionary leader (1877-1923)
  11. Francis of Assisi (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)
  12. Francisella a genus of Gram-negative aerobic bacteria that occur as pathogens and parasite in many animals (including humans)
  13. frankness the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
  14. Francis II the last Holy Roman Emperor (1768-1835)
  15. Francis Drake English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
  16. Francis Galton English scientist (cousin of Charles Darwin) who explored many fields including heredity, meteorology, statistics, psychology, and anthropology; founder of eugenics and first to use fingerprints for identification (1822-1911)
  17. Francisco de Goya Spanish painter well known for his portraits and for his satires (1746-1828)
  18. forensics the use of scientific techniques in criminal investigations
  19. Francis Beaumont English dramatist who collaborated with John Fletcher
  20. Francis Poulenc French pianist and composer (1899-1963)