Famous Freemasons

Freemasonry attracts members from diverse professions and beliefs, which reflects in its long and varied roster of notable members including actors, artists, politicians, and more. Throughout history, many notable figures knocked on the door and joined the fraternity.

Here is a list of some famous Freemasons:

  • George Washington - The First President of the United States.
  • Benjamin Franklin - A founding father of the United States, known for his contributions as an inventor, writer, and statesman.
  • Winston Churchill - British Prime Minister during World War II.
  • Voltaire - French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher.
  • Mozart - Prolific and influential composer of the classical era.
  • Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) - Famous American writer and humorist.
  • Harry Houdini - Renowned magician and escape artist.
  • Simon Bolivar - South American military leader and politician, instrumental in the continent's revolutions against the Spanish empire.
  • King Edward VII - King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India from 1901 until his death in 1910.
  • Buzz Aldrin - Astronaut who was one of the first two humans to land on the Moon.
  • John Wayne - Iconic American film actor known for his roles in Westerns.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt - 32nd President of the United States.
  • Duke Ellington - Influential American jazz composer and bandleader.
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - British writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes.
  • Alexander Fleming - Scottish biologist and pharmacologist, best known for discovering the enzyme lysozyme and the antibiotic substance penicillin.
  • Henry Ford - American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company.
  • Douglas MacArthur - American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army.
  • Oscar Wilde - Irish poet and playwright known for his biting wit and flamboyant style.
  • Shaquille O'Neal - Retired American professional basketball player and sports analyst.
  • Theodore Roosevelt - 26th President of the United States and a leader of the Progressive Movement.
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - German writer and statesman whose works include four novels, epic and lyric poetry, prose and verse dramas.
  • Sugar Ray Robinson - Considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, he held the world welterweight title from 1946 to 1951 and won the world middleweight title in the latter year.
  • Scottie Pippen - Retired professional basketball player who won six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls and was an integral part of the team's success during the 1990s.