Christian Heinrich Anton Aldenbrück (1753-1795)
Aldenbruck, Christian Heinrich
Order Name: Petrus Waldus
An advisor of the Chamber of the Court in Cologne; his alias is in reference to the Waldenses, a heretical sect founded by Peter Waldo (Valdès) from Lyons, in about 1170 AD. The Waldenses were condemned in 1184 by the Church along with the Cathars. There are parallels between the two sects: both had “a similar organization, being divided into two classes, the Perfect (perfecti) and the Friends or Believers (amici or credentes).”
Freemasonry: Lodge “Secret des trois rois”, Köln, 1786; Worshipful master Lodge “Caroline zu den drei Pfauen”, Neuwied, 1785.
Illuminati: 1782, Cologne; signed oath; Superior Minerval Church of Amphipolis [Cologne].