Danish Order of Freemasons - Den Danske Frimurerorden

Friday, 16 December 2011

Danish Order of Freemasons - Den Danske Frimurerorden


The Danish Order of Freemasons (Den Danske Frimurerorden), also known as the Grand Lodge of Denmark, is the main governing body of regular Freemasonry in Denmark. The Danish Order of Freemasons can trace its history back to 1743 making it the oldest Masonic organization in Denmark, working with the rituals of the Swedish Rite, being an independent Masonic order, which encompasses around 100 Masonic Lodges spread throughout Denmark. The Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Denmark is also the Grand Master of the Danish Guild of Freemasons and the Union of Johannes Lodges.



The Danish Order of Freemasons has today around 10,000 members. Of deceased members include royalties such as King Frederick V, Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel, King Frederick VI, Prince and Duke Friedrich Wilhelm of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, King Christian VIII, King Frederick VII, King Frederick VIII, King Christian X and the Princes Carl (later Haakon VII of Norway), Harald, Gorm and Oluf (later Count of Rosenborg).


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