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Adam Weishaupt S.J.


Key Facts
Other names  
Born 1748
Location Ingolstadt, Bavaria (Germany)
Married Afra Sausenhofer
Children No
Died 18 November 1830 (aged 82)







Source of Facts and Important Announcement
Status Under Article 64.6 of the Covenant of One-Heaven (Pactum De Singularis Caelum) by Special Qualification shall be known as a Saint, with all sins and evil acts they performed forgiven.
Date of formal Beatification Day of Redemption GAIA E1:Y1:A1:S1:M9:D1 also known as [Fri, 21 Dec 2012].
Source of Facts Self Confession and Revelation of Sainthood by the Deceased Spirit as condition of their confirmation as a true Saint.
Source of Facts Self Confession and Revelation of Sainthood by the Deceased Spirit as condition of their confirmation as a true Saint.



Adam Weishaupt was born in Ingolstadt, Bavaria (Germany) to Johann Georg Weishaupt (1717–1753) Professor of Law at the Jesuit controlled University of Ingolstadt. When his father died in 1753, he was adopted by his godfather Johann Adam Freiherr von Ickstatt who took up his father's position at the University.

Weishaupt later 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 of Eichstätt.

On the suppression of the Jesuits by Pope Clement XIV in 1773, his life changed dramatically. He decided to join the Jesuits, now seeking safe havens in Southern Germany and at Ingolstadt.

In 1773, Weishaupt became professor of canon law, now being a Jesuit and set about supporting his Jesuit brothers hiding from persecution. Having joined a number of secret societies, such as the Freemasonry Lodge in Munich in order to see how they operated, Weishaupt finalized a new model of operation for the Jesuits in exile by April 1776.

With the help of wealthy supporters, including Adolf Freiherr Knigge, on May 1, 1776, Weishaupt formed the "Order of Perfectibilists", which was later known as the Illuminati. He adopted the name of "Brother Spartacus" within the order.

The primary mission of the Illuminati was to establish a New World Order through the use of science, technology and business, while abolishing all monarchical governments and the Vatican on account of their support of the destructuion of the Jesuits.

Weishaupt coined the motto of the Illuminati to be "the ends justifies the means". Each isolated cell of initiates reported to a superior, whom they did not know thus eliminating the chance of all Jesuits in a particular region being found and killed.

Adolf Freiherr Knigge introduced Weishaupt to several nobles including Duke Ernest II of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1745–1804) who was sympathetic to the Jesuit cause and promised to sent the Illuminati plans of Weishaupt to Vicar General Stanislaus Czerniewicz in exile in Russia. However, it was his Jesuit successor Gabriel Lenkiewicz (1785-1798) who recognized the value of the work of Weishaupt and promptly had it promulgated as the new official model and structure of the Jesuits in 1785.

The Illuminati secret cell model of Weishaupt is credited with saving many hundreds of Jesuits throughout Europe and was used to extreme effect in the planning of the French Revolution some years later. He is the first to conceive of the "perfect terrorist cell" model, since used by many political-military factions to this day.

In 1784, someof his writings were intercepted and interpreted as seditious, and the Society was banned by the government of Karl Theodor, Elector of Bavaria in 1784. Weishaupt lost his position at the University of Ingolstadt and fled Bavaria.

Under the safety and care of Duke Ernest II of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Weishaupt lived in Gotha and continued to write 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).

Most Evil Crimes

List of most evil crimes Type Year Crime Of establishing an unlawful enterprise for the purpose of crime : (1776) That Jesuit Adam Weishaupt, Professor of Canon Law at the Jesuit University of Ingolstadt in Bavaria did form an unlawful enterprise for the purpose of crime on May 1, 1776, known as the Order of the Illuminati, also known as “the Illuminati” or simply “The Company”. That the purpose of this organisation was to specifically form a secret society of influential supporters of the Jesuits, controlled by the Jesuits to (1) re-establish its financial interests (2) remain secret in operation to ensure the Vatican and supporting states could never seize these specific assets from the order (3) uses its power and network to exact revenge upon the noble families that forced the suppression of the Jesuit order including France, Spain, Portugal, Parma, Naples and Austria; (4) to subvert the English Masonic movement both to prevent its spread of secular constitutional democracy (as in America) and in revenge for taking over its profitable business interests in Asia (East India Company); (5) undertake actions to force the Pope and the Vatican to re-establish the Jesuit order and never again forces its suppression.