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Adolph von Knigge

Adolph Franz Friedrich Ludwig Baron Von Knigge was a German writer and Freemason. He co-founded the Illuminati together with Adam Weishaupt.

Knigge was born 1752 in Hanover. He was allegedly initiated into Freemasonry in 1772 in Kassel.

In Germany, Knigge is best remembered for his book "On Conversation with Men", a guide for behaviour, politeness and etiquette.

Knigge died 1796 in Bremen.

Works

  • "On the Jesuits, Freemasons, and Rosicrucians", 1781
  • "Essay on Freemasonry", 1784
  • "Contribution towards the latest history of the Order of Freemasons", 1786
  • "Philo's final Declaration", 1788



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