Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled!
All these groups [Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Knights of the Holy Grail, Alchemists, Dionysians] belong to what is called The Order of the Quest. All were searching for one and the same thing under a variety of rituals and symbols. That one thing was a perfected social order, Plato’s commonwealth, the government of the philosopher-king. To this end each consecrated its life and knowledge, exploring ever further into the secrets of Nature to discover the greatest secret of all--the secret of human happiness.<br /> - Manly Palmer Hall

Adolph Franz Friedrich Ludwing Von Knigge

Member of the Bavarian Illuminati and a Freemason.

Adolph Franz Friedrich Ludwing Von Knigge
Birth 1752-10-16Death 1796-05-06
Freemason Adolph giving the sign of the master of the second veil.Freemason Adolph giving the sign of the master of the second veil.
Philo Judaeus


Freemasonry - Member
Retired 1796-05-06
Lodge of the Crowned Lion (Zum gekrönten Löwen)
Freemasonry - Knight of the Rite of Strict Observances
Bavarian Illuminati - Member
Retired 1784-07-01
Over the few years of his service under the Illuminati Knigge had built up the member count somewhere between two and three thousand. He leaves the order over disputes with Weishaupt, including suspicions that Weishaupt was a Jesuit.