Adam Weishaupt

1748 - 1830

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Johann Adam Weishaupt (pronounced [ˈjoːhan ˈʔaːdam ˈvaɪshaʊpt]; 6 February 1748 – 18 November 1830) was a German philosopher, professor of civil law and later canon law, and founder of the Illuminati. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adam Weishaupt has received more than 1,981,549 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Adam Weishaupt is the 199th most popular philosopher (down from 157th in 2019), the 346th most popular biography from Germany (down from 248th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular German Philosopher.

Adam Weishaupt is most famous for being the founder of the Illuminati.

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Over the past year Adam Weishaupt has had the most page views in the with 264,785 views, followed by German (40,807), and Spanish (29,846). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (272.09%), Simple English (91.68%), and Sinhalese (52.70%)


Among philosophers, Adam Weishaupt ranks 199 out of 1,267Before him are Baltasar Gracián, Slavoj Žižek, Diotima of Mantinea, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Melissus of Samos, and Muhammad Abduh. After him are John Scotus Eriugena, Hasan al-Basri, Marshall McLuhan, Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Paulo Freire, and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

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Among people born in 1748, Adam Weishaupt ranks 7Before him are Jacques-Louis David, Jeremy Bentham, Olympe de Gouges, Charles IV of Spain, Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, and Charles XIII of Sweden. After him are Claude Louis Berthollet, Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, William V, Prince of Orange, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, Christian Gottlob Neefe, and Petar I Petrović-Njegoš. Among people deceased in 1830, Adam Weishaupt ranks 5Before him are Simón Bolívar, Joseph Fourier, Pope Pius VIII, and George IV of the United Kingdom. After him are Francis I of the Two Sicilies, Benjamin Constant, Carlota Joaquina of Spain, Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, Antonio José de Sucre, Thomas Lawrence, and Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Adam Weishaupt ranks 346 out of 7,253Before him are Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine (1652), Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), Katharina von Bora (1498), Valdemar I of Denmark (1131), Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567), and August von Mackensen (1849). After him are Richard Dedekind (1831), Martin Niemöller (1892), Katherine Oppenheimer (1910), Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria (1808), Ulrike Meinhof (1934), and Emil Kraepelin (1856).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Adam Weishaupt ranks 33Before him are Herbert Marcuse (1898), Carl Schmitt (1888), Ferdinand Tönnies (1855), Max Horkheimer (1895), Athanasius Kircher (1602), and Moses Mendelssohn (1729). After him are Rudolf Carnap (1891), Ernst Bloch (1885), Hugh of Saint Victor (1096), Hans Jonas (1903), Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743), and Bruno Bauer (1809).