Johan Adam Weishaupt the Founder of the Secret Secular Society Known as the Bavarian Illuminati.
Adam Weishaput was born on February 6, 1748 of Ingolstadt Bavaria, Germany and died on November 1830. He was a German Philosopher and founder of the Illuminati on May 1st, 1776 and was the first Grandmaster. Dr. Weishaput was a professor of Canon Law in the university of Ingolstadt. He was educated among the Jesuits; But the abolition of the Jesuit order made him change his views. from being their pupil, he became their most worse enemy. The Illuminati was the enemy of organized faiths such as Catholicism and Protestantism in Bavaria. The Illuminati recruited by invitation to the Order to those who suited their Secular agenda. The Illuminati were against Christianity as a whole, to overturn all Civil governments of Europe and were focused on the beliefs of Deism, Atheism, pro-Feminist views and believed in sexual freedom. In 1778 the number of members were considerably increased and the Order was fully established. The members took unique titles, Thus Weishaupt took the name of Spartacus. It was a Secular but a society based on high moral views and to construct a religion for mankind. Their moral views are much like the Western Democratic society we have today. They were pro-abortion, free thought and to keep Religion and State separate.
“ Bring Deism into Bavaria more than into Rome. I found it here, in great vigour, more abounding than in any of the neighboring Protestant states. I am proud to be known tot he world as the founder of the Order of the Illuminati; and i repeat my wish to have for my epitaph.”-Adam Weishaput
This information was based off of the beginning of the chapter “Illuminati” from the book, Proofs of a Conspiracy Against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Freemasons, Illuminati and Reading Societies, by John Robison and was first published in 1798.