Adam Weishaupt

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|birth=February 6th, 1723 (Ingolstadt, Germany)
|death=November 18th, 1830 (Gotha, Germany)
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|status=Deceased
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|notable=*Founder of the Illuminati
|affiliation=*Illuminati
*Knights Templar
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{{Quote|Men are unfit as they are, and must be formed; each class must be the school of trial for the next.|Adam Weishaupt}}

'''Johann Adam Weishaupt''' was a German philosopher and founder of the Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society.

==Background==
On May 1, 1776, Weishaupt formed the "Order of Perfectibilists." He adopted the name of "Brother Spartacus" within the order. Though the Order was not egalitarian or democratic, its mission was the abolition of all monarchical governments and state religions in Europe and its colonies.

Weishaupt wrote: "The ends justified the means." The actual character of the society was an elaborate network of spies and counter-spies. Each isolated cell of initiates reported to a superior, whom they did not know, a party structure that was effectively adopted by some later groups.

Weishaupt was initiated into the Masonic Lodge "Theodor zum guten Rath," at Munich in 1777. His project of "illumination, enlightening the understanding by the sun of reason, which will dispel the clouds of superstition and of prejudice" was an unwelcome reform. Soon, however, he had developed gnostic mysteries of his own, with the goal of "perfecting human" nature through re-education to achieve a communal state with nature, freed of government and organized religion. He began working towards incorporating his system of Illuminism with that of Freemasonry.

He wrote: "I did not 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 to the world as the founder of the Illuminati."

==Notes==
*Based on information provided by Tracer Tong when the player recovers the molecular structure of the Gray Death in ''Deus Ex'', Adam Weishaupt's birth date is not the same of the real world. While he was born in 1748 in the real world, in the Deus Ex universe, Adam Weishaupt was born in 1723.

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==Deleted submission/Fan reaction==
Special:Contributions/Tonnochi|Tonnochi's submission suggested, that fans strongly dislike everything about the game, and it's simply not true. At least not all of them (probably not even a majority), which disqualifies such generalization. Sorry, I reverted that. You can post on my User talk:Nathan2000|discussion page, maybe together we'll reach a compromise.--User:Nathan2000|Nathan2000 21:50, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

We (fans) can't possibly judge a game that we haven't played.  The game hasn't even been released yet.  Over on GameFAQs I see a lot of negative reaction to speculation about the game, and that isn't fair to the game itself, which probably isn't even done yet.  Additionally, there is speculation specifically related to console vs. PC stemming from the perceived failure of Invisible War being an Xbox game first and then ported to a PC.  While that argument is legitimate, consoles now (unlike them) are more powerful, and games that are 360 games first and ported to the PC end up being overpowered, only top-end systems can run them, e.g. Assassin's Creed and Grand Theft Auto IV.  So I firmly believe it's wrong to say fans dislike the game; I think the farthest we can responsibly go is to say that initial fan reaction to screenshots and blogs is leaning toward the negative.  Anything further is irresponsible for a Wiki. User:DXNathan|DXNathan 21:31, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
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Wow, that's a lot of red...

== Speedy Delete ==

I would agree with the speedy delete, it serves little to no purpose and all the red links bloat Special:WantedPages User:Cam2A|Cam2A 14:34, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
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