Famous Freemasons

 

Text Box: Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) British politician known chiefly for his leadership of Great Britain during World War II. He served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

Sir Alexander Fleming (1881 - 1955) A Scottish biologist Fleming published many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy. His best-known achievement is the discovery of of the antibiotic penicillin from the fungus.

Robert Falcon Scott (1868 - 1912) A British Royal Navy officer and Antarctic explorer. In the so-called "Race to the South Pole" Scott was second, behind the winning Norwegian Roald Amundsen; he and his four companions died whilst trying to return to their base.

Dr Thomas. J. Barnardo (1845 - 1905) Irish philanthropist, and founder and director of homes for destitute children. From the foundation of the first Barnardo's home in 1870 to the date of Barnardo’s death, nearly 60,000 children had been rescued, trained and placed out in life.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) A Scottish historical novelist. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe and Rob Roy.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 -1791) was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. His output of over 600 compositions includes works widely acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. Mozart is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.

Harold Abrahams (1899 -1978) was a British athlete. He was an Olympic champion in 1924 in the 100 metre dash, a feat depicted in the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire. He was educated at Bedford School, Repton School and then at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, before training as a lawyer.

King George VI (1895 - 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India (until 1947).

King Edward VIII (1894 - 1972) was King of Great Britain, Ireland, the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India from the death of his father, George V (1910–36), on 20 January 1936, until his abdication on 11 December 1936.

Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874 - 1922) was an Anglo-Irish explorer. Born in Kilkea, Ireland, Shackleton embarked on four Antarctic expeditions and was knighted for travelling the furthest south of any contemporary human on his voyage aboard Nimrod.

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