Adam Weishaupt

Founder of the Order of Illuminati
Born Feb 6, 1748

Johann Adam Weishaupt was a German philosopher and founder of the Order of Illuminati, a secret society with origins in Bavaria.

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…  The birth of Adam Weishaupt" even though this reference is actually incorrect as Weishaupt was born in 1748. … Read More


1768 20 Years Old He later enrolled at the University of Ingolstadt and graduated in 1768 at age 20 with a doctorate of law.
1772 24 Years Old In 1772 he became a professor of law. … Read More
1773 25 Years Old After Pope Clement XIV’s suppression of the Society of Jesus in 1773, Weishaupt became a professor of canon law, a position that was held exclusively by the Jesuits until that time.
1775 27 Years Old In 1775 Weishaupt was introduced to the empirical philosophy of Johann Georg Heinrich Feder of the University of Göttingen. … Read More
1776 28 Years Old On May day 1776 Johann Adam Weishaupt founded the "Illuminati" in the Electorate of Bavaria. … Read More
1777 29 Years Old Weishaupt was initiated into the Masonic Lodge "Theodor zum guten Rath", at Munich in 1777. … Read More


1802 54 Years Old …  Weishaupt was buried next to his son Wilhelm who preceded him in death in 1802. … Read More


1830 83 Years Old …  Adam Weishaupt died in Gotha on 18 November 1830.
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