From Kook Science
The Illuminati (Latin: illuminatus, "enlightened") may refer to any number of arcane societies, religious orders, and deep conspiracies, both existent or purely fictional, including:
- The Alumbrados (Illuminati), a sixteenth-century Spanish Christian religious order, ultimately suppressed;
- The Bavarian Illuminati, an eighteenth-century secret society, founded by Adam Weishaupt;
- The Order of the Illuminati, a nineteenth-century schismatic Mormon (Strangite) fraternal society;
- The Illuminati or the Order of Light, predecessor to the Sublime and Ill-Illuminated Order of Tacks.
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