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    Birth of the Bavarian Illuminati

    On May 1, 1776, Jewish-born Adam Weishaupt, who later converted to Catholicism and was taught by the Jesuits, established the Bavarian Order of Illuminati in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. After Pope Clement XIV had suppressed the Society of Jesus in 1773, Weishaupt became a professor of canon law. The...