top of page

Francis Stephens, the Duke of Lorraine, received the first two Masonic degrees in 1731

Francis Stephens, the Duke of Lorraine, received the first two Masonic degrees in 1731 in a special lodge convened at The Hague, Holland, lead by John Theophilus Desaguliers.


In doing so, he is thought to be the first known royal Freemason. Later he received the third degree in England. In 1745, he ascended to the throne, becoming Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, in part due to his marriage to Maria Theresa of Austria. (Source: Porchway Lodge No. 7027, UGLE)

Francis Stephens, the Duke of Lorraine, received the first two Masonic degrees in 1731
Francis Stephens, the Duke of Lorraine, received the first two Masonic degrees in 1731
0 comentário

Comments

Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating
bottom of page