25 Secret Facts About The Real Illuminati, Revealed

Did you know that the Illuminati were real? No, not the conspiracy-theory-string-pulling-one-world-order-tin-foil-hat type of Illuminati. There was an actual, historical group called the Bavarian Illuminati that was founded in Germany in the 18th century. It didn’t last long, but it lasted long enough to be the source of numerous conspiracy theories, even to this day. So let’s take a trip back through time because these are 25 Secret Facts About The Real Illuminati, Revealed!

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The original name was Bund der Perfektibilisten (Covenant of Perfectibility), also known as the Perfectibilists. The name was later changed because it sounded too strange.

illuminatiSource: nationalgeographic.com
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Along with four other students at the university, the group took the Owl of Minerva as their symbol (not the All-Seeing Eye). It was said to represent wisdom and the ability to see in the dark.

owl of minervaSource: livescience.com
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They also gave each other aliases. Adam's alias was "Brother Spartacus."

armorSource: livescience.com
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Over the next 10 years of its short existence, the Bavarian Illuminati would count roughly 2,000 individuals among its members.

regensburgSource: thelocal.de
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Favorable candidates were Christians of good character. Jews and pagans were specifically excluded along with monks, women, and members of other secret societies.

jewishSource: livescience.com

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