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Happy International Workers Day! 🎉
In case you haven’t seen our previous May 1st story, we wanted to make sure you aren’t missing out another important celebration.
May 1st is mostly known as the international workers day or Labour Day. But for secrets and conspiracy enthusiasts it is also the founding day of the illuminati. 🤫
The founder, Adam Weishaupt was a Bavarian law professor, a radical thinker for his time and to his fellow secret society members was known as “Brother Spartacus”. His goal was was of illumination, enlightening the understanding by the sun of reason which will dispel the clouds of superstition.
The secret society operated in secrecy with many members being recruited from the Freemason lodge where Weishaupt was initiated. In 1784, however, 8 years after the foundation of the Illuminati, the society was banned by the Elector of Bavaria. Weishaupt lost his role as professor at the university of Ingolstadt and spent the rest of his life in exile.
If you find secret societies as fascinating as we do, book our Elitist and discreet societies tour with our guide Tatjana! With us, you will begin to see Vienna in a whole different way! 😎
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