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George Gordon
6th Baron, Byron of Rochdale

George Gordon Byron]
Detail of oil portrait in Albanian costume by Thomas Phillips (1814).
January 22, 1788 - April 19, 1824
Poet and adventurer George Gordon Byron was involved in the Italian Carbonari and seems to have been Master of Cacciatori Americani Vendita [American Hunters Lodge].
There is circumstantial evidence to suggest that Lord Byron was a member of an unidentified Italian lodge under the Grand Orient of France. The minutes of a meeting of the Lodge Les Trinosophes dated 1 June 1824 include a memorial address referring to him as a freemason.
His great grand uncle, William Byron, 5th Baron, was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England, April 30, 1747 to March 20, 1752
Freemason ?

Source: Citing Fonds Maçonnique of the Bibliothéque Nationale : Ars Quatuor Coronatorum, "Lord Byron, freemason" Andreas C. Rizopoulos. vol. cix. (1996) pp. 247-49. Also see History Today, May 1991 pp. 18-25.

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