MOZART AND THE AUSTRIAN FREEMASONS by W.Bro. Martin I.McGregor

Reading Time: 20 minutes Born in Salzburg on 27th January 1756, he was baptized the following day at St. Ruperts Cathedral as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. Theophilus means ‘beloved of God’ and Mozart later used the Latin form Amadeus, -stylized sometimes as Amade or Amadeo- or the German form Gottlieb. His father, Johann Georg Leopold Mozart was born in Augsburg in Bavaria, where the Mozart family can be traced back to the 14thCentury

AN EXAMINATION OF CONTEMPORARY ANTI-MASONRY

Reading Time: 41 minutes Worshipful Master, do you realize that by addressing you as “Worshipful” I am providing absolute proof in the minds of some credulous and ignorant religious zealots that this Lodge is in fact worshipping you?

Giacomo Girolamo Casanova Freemason Italian adventurer and writer

Reading Time: 4 minutes In 1783, Casanova met Benjamin Franklin in Paris. Franklin was not the only prominent man and mason that he would meet in his second round of travels. He would also meet Voltaire who he would eventually get into a philosophical battle with. He would also meet Mozart. At the time Casanova met Mozart, Mozart was composing his opera Don Giovanni, which was essentially like holding up a mirror to Casanova’s life. It is unknown how Casanova reacted to seeing what was essentially his life being shown as immoral, it is claimed that Casanova wrote lines for Don Giovanni but they were not used.