Video: Famous Freemasons
This «List of Freemasons» page provides links to alphabetized lists of notable Freemasons. Freemasonry is a fraternal organisation which exists in a number of forms worldwide.
Throughout history some members of the fraternity have made no secret of their involvement, while others have not made their membership public. In some cases, membership can only be proven by searching through the fraternity’s records. Such records are most often kept at the individual lodge level, and may be lost due to fire, flood, deterioration, or simple carelessness. Grand Lodge governance may have shifted or reorganized, resulting in further loss of records on the member or the name, number, location or even existence of the lodge in question. In areas of the world where Masonry has been suppressed by governments, records of entire grand lodges have been destroyed. Because of this, masonic membership can sometimes be difficult to verify.
For ease of searching, our list has been sub-divided into sub-articles, based on convenient alphabetical groupings:
Freemasons have over six-million members worldwide, and despite being in its fifth-century the group remains shrouded in mystery.The one thing that is public about the masons is their member list — and some of the most powerful people in the world were at one time part of the club.The following is a list of 13 powerful members — some living, some not — who took the secret vow.