The Man Who Formed Illuminati Died As A Christian, See Why He Formed It
Illuminati is the most populous secret cult group/ society that has been trending for many years if not centuries. According to Wikipedia, it is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious.
The man who found this group is a German called, Adam Weishaupt on 1st May 1776. He was born 6th, February 1748 in Ingolstadt, Germany. The name Illuminati usually refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society.
When Adam was five years old, after his father’s death, he came under the tutelage of his godfather, Johann Adam Freiherr von Ickstatt, who, like his father, was a professor of law at the University of Ingolstadt.
He enrolled at the University of Ingolstadt and graduated in 1768 at age 20 with a doctorate of law. In 1772, he became a professor of law. The following year, he married Afra Sausenhofer.
The catholic church were the ones making the laws in those days and governing society with religious ideas. Many felt the truth was being suppressed and sought new ideas.
Adam Weishaupt German Philosopher and Professor of civil law were convinced that religious ideas were no longer an adequate belief system to govern modern societies, he found another form of illumination so he founded the “Illuminati” and adopted the name “Brother Spartacus” within the order.
The society’s goals were to oppose superstition, obscurantism, religious influence over public life, and abuses of state power. “The order of the day,” they wrote in their general statutes, “is to put an end to the machinations of the purveyors of injustice, to control them without dominating them.” The society was banned in 1784.
How He Died
His character and intentions have been variously assessed. Some took a negative view, such as Augustin Barruel, who despite writing that Weishaupt’s goals were that “Equality and Liberty, according to Wikipedia, “He received the assistance of Duke Ernest II of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1745–1804), and lived in Gotha writing a series of works on illuminism, including A Complete History of the Persecutions of the Illuminati in Bavaria (1785), A Picture of Illuminism (1786), An Apology for the Illuminati (1786), and An Improved System of Illuminism (1787).
Adam Weishaupt died in Gotha on 18 November 1830, He was survived by his second wife, Anna Maria (née Sausenhofer), and his children Nanette, Charlotte, Ernst, Karl, Eduard, and Alfred. Weishaupt was buried next to his son Wilhelm who preceded him in death in 1802.”
Many modern-day secret societies using the name Illuminati, also claimed to be connected to the original Bavarian Illuminati, though these links have not been proven to be true.
They have however been in the center of many conspiracy theories, have been alleged to control world affairs by masterminding world events and planting agents in governmental positions to control political power and bring about the new world order. This newer group has also been accused of controlling the entertainment industry and lurking around dozens of novels, games, and music videos. Though no proper evidence has been made for this.