Brother Joseph Guillotin

May 28th 1738 – March 26th 1814

Member of:

Founding member, Grand Orient of France Lodge of the Nine Sisters, Paris Master,

Concorde Fraternelle Lodge.Paris, 1719

Lodge of Fortitude and Old Cumberland #12

French physician, politician and Freemason who proposed on 10 October 1789 the use of a device to carry out death penalties in France, as a less painful method of execution. While he did not invent the guillotine, and in fact opposed the death penalty, his name became an eponym for it. The actual inventor of the prototype was Antoine Louis.