Sunday, September 28, 2014

Grand Masters

In the park of Villa Fabbricotti we can find the busts of two preeminent Livornese Freemasons: Adriano Lemmi (Livorno, 1822–Florence, 1906) and Alessandro Tedeschi (Livorno, 1867–Saint-Loubès, 1940).
Bust of Adriano Lemmi, Villa Fabbricotti, Livorno
Adriano Lemmi, as Grand Master from 1885 until 1895, was able to reunite all the Masonic observances of the peninsula under the Grande Oriente d'Italia (Grand Orient of Italy).
Bust of Alessandro Tedeschi, Villa Fabbricotti, Livorno
With the advent of the Fascist Era, the Freemasonry was outlawed in Italy and the Grand Orient of Italy was reorganized in France where, in 1931, Alessandro Tedeschi became Grand Master in exile. During the war he was actively sought after by the Gestapo as a Jew, a Mason, and an anti-Fascist. He died in 1940, just before they were able to arrest him.

External links: Grand Orient of Italy

8 comments:

William Kendall said...

Interesting looking busts of the two.

Randy said...

Very nice.

Gunn said...

Very nicely done.

Dina said...

With those three strikes against him, I suppose Tedeschi was lucky to die before the enemy caught him. He looks like a good man.

Luis Gomez said...

Interesting. Thanks VP.

Birdman said...

I like these sculptures.

José Mendonça said...

Masonry rules in our parliament. Hope I will never see a bust of any of the current politicians.

Stefan Jansson said...

I'm not sure what my feelings are about Freemasons. But Alessandro seem to have been a great man.