Aloys Basselet von La Rosée (1747-1826)
Order name unknown.
(1747 Munich – 1826) Catholic – Studied in Würzburg and Ingolstadt. In 1763, became a Privy Councillor in Munich. Appointed as a Court Councillor in 1767, Revisions and Appellate Court Councillor in 1782, Director of the Appellate Court in 1790, and a Permanent State Councillor in 1817. In 1772, became a member of the [Bavarian] Academy of Sciences and later served as the Director of the Literary Class. Member and several times Worshipful Master of the Lodge “Zur Behutsamkeit” in Munich (“Socrates”). Freemason of the Strict Observance (“a Laurea”), Procurator, and Scottish Warden.
Bio of Basselet von La Rosée in my book Perfectibilists, p. 254:
Basselet de La Rosée, Imperial Count Johann Kaspar Aloys (1747 Munich, Germany – 1826)
Count Basselet de La Rosée was a lawyer, judge, court treasurer and later President of the Upper Appellate Court in Munich. He became a professor at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences after becoming an honorary member in 1772.
Basselet de La Rosée was a member and several times master of the Munich Strict Observance (alias, a Laurea) Lodge Zur Behutsamkeit (to which Weishaupt also belonged). His alias refers to the teacher of Plato, Socrates (469-399 BC) of Athens, who influenced all subsequent Western philosophy.
It turns out that “Socrates” was the alias he had in the lodge Zur Behutsamkeit, not his Illuminati Order alias. On the manner in which the lodge operated under the Strict Observance, in Critique and Crisis: Enlightenment and the Pathogenesis of Modern Society, Reinhart Koselleck wrote:
In the Strict Observance the disappearance of the leadership into the “unknown,” evolved into a social myth that helped increase the weight of the arcanum and the moral self-control associated with it. The “great unknown” were always present somewhere, but everywhere at the same time, and, like the “vanished” of the Illuminati, who secretly sought to occupy that void, they could at any time sit in judgment on the members’ conduct and demeanour. In the German lodges the original compulsory secrecy had, as it were, hypostatized itself. It had yielded to a trend towards mystification, promoting faith in an omnipotent, secret, and direct rule beyond the State.– Perfectibilists, p.19, qtg. Koselleck, p. 78
Over at city-tourist.de, there is information on Mozart in Munich. I’ve added those who were members of the Illuminati in brackets:
Mozart was often a guest of noble families in Munich, including Johann Nepomuk von Pernat [Illuminatus], a canon at the Church of Our Lady (located directly next to the Frauenkirche, where the music store Hieber is now located), Count Joseph Ferdinand von Salern [Illuminatus] (whose house was in the Theatiner-/Perusastr.), Reichsgraf Johann Kaspar von La Rosée [Illuminatus], Frau von Durst (Marienplatz 26), and Duke Clemens in Bavaria (the cousin of the Elector at that time) at the Clemens-Schlößl in Elisensstraße near Stachus (a memorial plaque on the north wall of the Palace of Justice marks the former location). [emphasis added]
Mentions of La Roseé in René Le Forestier’s Les illuminés de Bavière et la Franc-Maçonnerie allemande (1914), p. 195:
Munich then had two Lodges1. The oldest one, called the Lodge of Poegner, had been abandoned by some of its members who founded, on April 5, 1775, the Lodge la Prudence (Zur Behutsamkeit) affiliated with the Strict Observance. This latter Lodge, led by important individuals such as Count Moravitzky, Count La Rosée, Privy Councillor Vacchiery, and Director Hofstetten, possessed the qualities that initially distinguished Templar Lodges, namely better organization, firmer leadership, and more order and regularity in their work2. It was in this Lodge that Weishaupt was initiated in early February 17773.
Note 3 elaborates further:
The anonymous author of the article “Weishaupt” in the Handbook of Freemasonry, 1865 (III, 461), had in their possession a list of members of La Prudence, dated February 8, 1777, and signed by J. K. Aloys, Count of La Rosée, where Weishaupt is listed as number 24 with the rank of Apprentice. Furthermore, Weishaupt, in his Nachtrag zu Rechtfertigung, declares (p. 43) that he was initiated in Munich in 1777 in a Lodge of the Strict Observance, which is confirmed by Hertel in his interrogation on May 24, 1787. Hertel refers to this Lodge as the Lodge of Moravitzky and testifies that Weishaupt was initiated there shortly after writing the letter mentioned earlier. (emphasis added)