First Freemason Grand Lodge Founded

The first Freemason grand lodge was founded in London, England on June 14, 1717. The largest worldwide secret society, the Fraternal order of Free and Accepted Masons.

      June 24, 1717
      London, England

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  • Freemasons’ Hall, London – Wikipedia
    Freemasons’ Hall in London is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England and the … In 1846, the World Evangelical Alliance was founded here. …. which pre-date 1717 and the formation of the Grand Lodge itself; Temple No 23 is … moment for the province, as it was its first ceremony within the Grand Temple.
  • Premier Grand Lodge of England – Wikipedia
    Officially, the Grand Lodge of England was founded in London on St. John the Baptist’s day, 24 June 1717, when four existing Lodges gathered at the Goose and Gridiron Ale-house in St. Paul’s Church-yard in London and constituted themselves a Grand Lodge.
  • History of Freemasonry – Wikipedia
    The watershed in this process is generally taken to be the formation of the first Grand Lodge in London in 1717. The two difficulties facing historians are the …
  • United Grand Lodge of England – Wikipedia
    The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body for the majority of freemasons within England and Wales with lodges in other, predominantly ex-British Empire and Commonwealth countries outside the United Kingdom. It claims to be the oldest Grand Lodge in the world, by descent from the first … On St John’s Day, 24 June 1717, three existing London lodges and a …
  • Founding of Grand Lodge of England in 1717 – Masonic Sourcebook
    Founding of Grand Lodge of England in 1717 – Anderson’s Constitutions. The 24th of June in 1717 was the often-cited “founding” day of Freemasonry. It was described in the following account which first appeared in Grand Lodge 1717-1967, and was based upon documents created in and about 1738.

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