Franz Xaver Ignaz Joseph Freiherr von Armansperg (1762-1839)
Gotha Illuminati Research Base (here and here).
Order name “Maxentius“
(1762 Burghausen – 1839 Regensburg) Cath. – 1782 Court Treasurer in Burghausen and Land judge of Sulzbach, 1783 (Palatinate) Treasurer. Chamberlain, 1790 elevated to the rank of Count, 1803 District Judge in Burghausen, 1812-22 Appellate Court Councillor in Straubing.
Minerval, 1782(-85) secretary of the Minerval Chuch in Burghausen.
Since the publication of the second volume of the Original Writings of the Illuminati, Nachtrag von weitern Originalschriften, welche die Illuminatensekte in 1787, it was known that Armansperg was a member of the Illuminati. Here’s page 245, Nachtrag von weitern …,, vol. I (German, and a snippet from the French translation in my possession):
My translation of the French version:
of all the receipts and expenditures
of the Assembly of the Minervals of Nemea,
Ill. [Illuminatus] Sylla being Superior,
from January 1 to February 28, 1785,
given by the Ill. Armidores, Quaestor.
FF. [Freemasons] in Nemea and Epidaurus:
Ill. Sylla, Superior.
- Erasmus, Censor.
- Armidore, Quaestor.
- Maxentius, Secretary.
- Thales of Miletus.
Min. [Illuminatus] Antoine Venier.
The German wiki page has an in-depth article on Armansperg. He became a member of the Illuminati because he was a “kämpferischer Aufklärer” (a radical representative of the Enlightenment movement). His state service began in 1782 as court administrator in Burghausen at the young age of twenty. By 1783, he was appointed chamberlain to Bavarian Elector Karl Theodor. When the first revelations of Illuminati conspiracy/infiltration began in 1784/85, Armansperg, unlike others, did not face repercussions; neither did it hamper his rising career.
According to Reinhard Markner et al., the Minerval Church in Burghausen was established upon the ruins of a Gold- und Rosenkreuzer (Golden and Rosy Cross) lodge — Burghausen Lodge “St. Maximilian von der Hoffnung” — while they gradually purged the members or they left on their own accord. [Die Korrespondenz des Illuminatenordens Band I: 1776-1781, Max Niemeyer Verlag GmbH, Tübingen 2005, p. XIV, n. 15]