PROMINENT PERSONS IN HISTORY WHO WERE FREEMASONS

Monarchs

King George IV (1762 – 1830)
King William IV (1765 – 1837)
King Edward VII (1841 – 1910)
King Edward VIII (1894 – 1972)
King George VI (1895 – 1952)

Statesmen

Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797)
George Canning (1770 – 1827)
Lord Randolph Churchill (1849 – 1895)
Cecil Rhodes (1852 – 1903)
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)
Leopold S. Amery (1873 – 1955)

Religion

Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury (1887 – 1972)
Sir Israel Brodie (1895 – 1979)

Scientists

Sir Joseph Banks (1744 – 1820)
Dr Edward Jenner (1749 – 1823)
Sir Alexander Fleming (1881 – 1955)
Sir Bernard Spilsbury (1877 – 1947)

Explorers

Sir Richard Burton (1821 – 1890)
Capt Robert Falcon Scott, RN (1868 – 1912)
Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874 – 1922)

Charity

Dr T. J. Barnardo (1845 – 1905)
1st Viscount Leverhulme (1851 – 1925)
Sir William “Billy” Butlin (1899 – 1980)

Actors

David Garrick (1717 – 1779)
Edmund Kean (1787 – 1833)
Sir Henry Irving (1838 – 1905 )
Sir Donald Wolfitt (1902 – 1968)
Peter Sellers (1925 – 1980)

Writers

Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744)
Edward Gibbon (1734 – 1794)
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 – 1816)
Robbie Burns (1759 – 1796)
Sir Walter Scott (1771 – 1832)
Anthony Trollope (1815 – 1882)
Sir William S. Gilbert (1836 – 1911)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930)
Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936)

Artists

Sir James Thornhill (1676 – 1734)
William Hogarth (1697 – 1764)
John Zoffany (1733 – 1810)
Sir John Soane (1753 – 1837)

Music

Thomas Arne (1710 – 1778) Rule Britannia
Samuel Wesley (1766 – 1837)
Sir Henry Bishop (1786 – 1855) Home Sweet Home
Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842 – 1900)

Entertainers

Sir Harry Lauder
David Nixon
Cyril Fletcher
Geraldo

Nat Jackley
Alfred Marks
Jim Davidson
Edmundo Ross
Cyril Stapleton
Tommy Trinder
Jimmy Wheeler
Roger de Courcey

Rick Wakeman

Sportsmen

Harold Abrahams
Jackie Milburn
Sir Donald Campbell
Malcolm Campbell
Sir Leonard Hutton
Jock Stein
Sir Alec Rose
Sir Clive Lloyd
Jim Peters
Sir Arthur Gold
Trevor Simpson
Len Shackleton
Joe Wade
Leslie Compton
Herbert Sutcliffe
Bill Bowes
Sir Thomas Lipton
William ‘Jack’ Dempsey
Arnold Palmer
Tony Allcock
Peter Ebdon
Mark Wildman

Army

General Sir John Moore (1761 – 1809)
Field Marshal 1st Duke of Wellington (1769 – 1852)
Field Marshal Earl Roberts of Kandahar (1832 – 1914)
Field Marshal Earl Kitchener of Khartoum (1850 – 1916)
Field Marshal Sir John French, Earl of Ypres (1852 – 1925)
Field Marshal Earl Haig (1861 – 1928)
General Sir Francis Wingate (1861 – 1953)
Field Marshal Garnett, 1st Viscount Wolseley (1883 – 1913)
Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck (1884 – 1981)
Field Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis (1891 – 1969)

Navy

Admiral Sir Sidney Smith (1764 – 1840)
Admiral Lord Charles Beresford (1841 – 1919)
Admiral Earl Jellicoe (1859 – 1935)

Royal Air Force

Marshal of the RAF, Lord Newall (1886 – 1963)

PROMINENT PERSONS IN THE HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA WHO WERE FREEMASONS

Commissioner General Jacob Abraham de Mist

Chief Justice of the Cape, Sir Johannes Andries Truter

Abraham Chiron

Johan Coenraad Gie

die Ridder, Francois Reynier Duminy

Painter and sculptor, Anton Anreith (one of his masterpieces form part of the world famous pulpit in “die Grootte Kerk,” Cape Town.)

Major Thibault the architect.

Herman Schutte, the builder

Christoffel Brand, grandfather of Sir Christoffel Josephus Brand

Johannes Henricus Brand, his son, and

Sir Christoffel Josephus Brand.

Francois Willem Reitz, president of the Orange Free State and honourary member of Lodge Star of Africa in Jagersfontein

Marthinus Theunis Steyn, president of the Orange Free State.

Martinus Wessel Pretorius, president of the Transvaal and later of the O.F.S..

Abraham de Smidt, Johannes Henoch Neethling, Michiel Servaas van Breda.

The first Chief Justice of the Union of South Africa, Lord de Villiers.

Ds. T.P.Burgers, a Dutch Reformed Minister and later president of the Transvaal.

Jan Hendrik Hofmeyer (Onse Jan)

Cornelius Jacob Langenhoven, writer.

Commandant General Petrus Jacobus Joubert (When the son of Lord Roberts – also a Freemason – fell during the seige of Ladysmith Generaal Piet Joubert sent a cablegram of condolences to Lord Roberts.)

Commandant Danie Theron.

General Louis Botha, first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa.

General Ben Viljoen.

The Rev. D.P.Faure.

Dr. Stephanus,the senior minister of “die Grootte Kerk” from 1837 to 1873. (In an open meeting of Synod on a certain occasion he courageously and with success, repelled an isolated attack on his association with Freemasonry.)