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John Theophilus Desaguliers
[John Theophilus Desaguliers]
March 12, 1683 - February 29, 1744
The Rev. John Theophilus Desaguliers LL.D., F.R.S. was born in Rochelle, France. The son of a Huguenot clergyman, Desaguliers was educated at Christ Church, Oxford. His reputation as a lecturer on experimental philosophy obtained for him a Fellowship in the English Royal Society. He was the inventor of the planetarium.
Elected the third Grand Master of England in 1719, Desaguliers was a zealous collector of early masonic manuscripts. Although attributed to Dr. James Anderson, the General Regulations found in the first edition of the Constitutions were compiled under his supervision.
Grand Master, 1719
Deputy Grand Master, 1723
Deputy Grand Master, 1725
Grand Lodge of England

Source: Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Albert Mackey. p. 276-7.

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