The true secrets of Freemasonry are not in the rituals performed as part of our meetings and Degrees. They are in fact in the stories and life experience shared between members. The bonds of brotherhood lift the barrier between men so that they may entrust their wisdom and insight to another man without the fear of throwing their pearls before swine, and make the listener more receptive to one’s words of wisdom.
Masons come from every walk of life and there have been many famous freemasons proud to count themselves amongst the ranks of the Order.
List of Famous Masons
What did George Washington, Winston Churchill and Benjamin Franklin have in common with Goethe, Mozart, and Voltaire? And with Motilal Nehru and Swami Vivekanand?
They all belonged to the biggest and the oldest fraternal organisation in the world.
And so did Edwin E. Aldrin, the first astronaut to land on moon, Sir Author Conan Doyle, the celebrated writer of “Sherlock Holmes” fame, Edward VII – King of England, George VI – King of England, Sir Alexander Fleming who invented Penicillin, many of the Presidents and Vice-presidents of America, Henry Ford, pioneer automobile manufacturer, King C. Gillett of the Gillett Razor Co., Rudyard Kipling, the famous writer who lived in India, Sir Thomas Lipton, the Tea Man.
Famous Hungarians include Kossuth Lajos, Deak Ferenc, …
Without any doubt included in the list of Masons have been people who changed the course of history both at home and abroad. The following lists are not exhaustive, but meant to show the appeal and durability of Freemasonry over the last 3 centuries.