Sir Francis Bacon, British philosopher, essayist, and scientific revolution advocate (1561 – 1626):
Quite a few of them are dead.
A lot depends on whether the lettuce and tomato count as one degree.
Bacon County, Georgia:
Geographically speaking, could get you as far as Florida or South Carolina
Canadian Bacon, meat cut:
Network probably not as good as Kevin Bacon’s, unless of course you’re referring to pigs.
Roger Bacon, Franciscan friar, English philosopher, and one of the earliest advocates of the scientific method (1214 – 1294):
Sadly, all dead.