Adam Weishaupt

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Birthday
6, 1748
Birthplace
Ingolstadt, Germany
Death Date
Nov 18, 1830 (82)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
6, 1748
Birthplace
Ingolstadt, Germany
Death Date
Nov 18, 1830 (82)

About

German philosopher who is known for founding the Order of Illuminati, a secret society that enlists powerful people from various professions.

Before Fame

He studied at University of Ingolstadt and became a law professor. He also joined the Freemasons in 1777.

Trivia

He attempted to develop a way to perfect human nature so that organized government and religion would no longer be needed, but he was exiled for his philosophies.

Family Life

He married Afra Sausenhofer in 1773.

Associated With

Modern day incarnations of his Order of Illuminati have been dramatized in the novels of Dan Brown.