Sir Christopher Wren Born October 20, 1632 Initiated Raised Died February 25, 1723 Sir Christopher Wren was born on October 20, 1632 in East Knoyle, Wiltshire. Wren was a founding member of the Royal Society, which is now the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Wren is renown as a brilliant architect, mathematician, and scientist, and is credited for the design of over 50 churches and other buildings. Most notably among them is his designs for St. Paul's Cathedral, which was constructed under his supervision during its 35 year long construction. Wren was a member and Past Master of Lodge of Antiquity No. 2. Brother Christopher Wren was called from labor on February 25, 1723.>http://archive.fo/JqjDc
John Desaguliers Born March 12, 1683 Initiated Raised Died February 29, 1744 John Theophilus Desaguliers was born on March 12, 1683 in Rochelle, France. Desagulier was a well renown lecturer and experimental philosopher, and is credited for the invention of the planetarium. His expansive knowledge of early Masonic manuscripts, history, and philosophy gained him Fellowship in the English Royal Society. Desaguliers was elected Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England in 1719 and subsequently served as Deputy Grand Master in 1723 and 1725. Brother John Desaguliers was called from labor on February 29, 1744. >http://archive.fo/Daly2
George Washington Born February 22, 1732 Initiated November 4, 1752 Raised Died December 14, 1799 George Washington was born February 22, 1732. Washington is commonly known for being the first President of the United States (1789–1797), the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was elected President as the unanimous choice of the electors in 1788, and he served two terms in office. On November 4, 1752, Washington was Initiated as Entered Apprentice at Fredericksburg Lodge No. 4, Fredericksburg, Virginia. As Acting Grand Master, it is well known that he laid the cornerstone for the United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. on September 18, 1794. What many people don't know about Bro. Washington is that he was widely acknowledged as the best horseman in the 13 Colonies, and that he refused payment for the 8 1/2 years as Commander in Chief asking only to be reimbursed for his expenses, which were never fully reimbursed. On December 14, 1799 at the age of 67, Bro. Washington was called from labor and was buried 4 days later at Mount Vernon with Masonic rites as well as those of the church, conducted by Alexandria Lodge. >http://archive.fo/Q1FMp#selection-707.1-731.717
Paul Revere Born December 21, 1734 Initiated September 4, 1760 Raised Died May 10, 1818 Paul Revere was born in Boston on December 21, 1734. He was initiated into St. Andrew's Lodge on September 4, 1760, and became a Royal Arch Mason and Knight Templar on December 11, 1769. Revere was prominent silversmith and a patriot in the American Revolution, where he helped devise an intelligence system to keep watch for British troops. Revere along with about thirty others, formed a committee purposed to keep watch for the british soldiers in an attempt to gain intelligence. He and the others would spend nights taking turns patrolling the streets, and held meetings at the Green Dragon Tavern to discuss tactics and share intelligence. Brother Revere was called to labor on May 10, 1818, at the age of 83.