Illuminatenorden Membership Makeup

Government Officials: 47% (minister or chancellor, senators, councilors, bailiffs, taxmen, diplomats, judges, attorneys, notaries and court clerks, professors, teachers, librarians and archivists) 

Trade and Commerce: 20% (doctors, merchants, bankers, printers and booksellers, secretaries and clerks, craftsmen, artists and musicians)

Clergy: 16% (higher clergy, lower clergy, religious clerics, spiritual council)

Other: 14% (students, servants, landlords, no information)

Military: 9% (colonels, officers, soldiers, war council)

Princes or rulers: 1% (a total of 11) Dispersed throughout were 'nobility' of all ranks - 35%, to be exact.

— Terry Melanson, citing Hermann Schüttler, "Zwei freimaurerische Geheimgesellschaften des 18. Jahrhunderts im Vergleich: Strikte Observanz und Illuminatenorden," in Erich Donnert (ed): Europa in der Frühen Neuzeit. Festschrift für Günter Mühlpfordt, Bd. 4: Deutsche Aufklärung, Weimar [usw.] 1997, S. 521–44

Terry Melanson

Webmaster/editor of Conspiracy Archive; author of Perfectibilists: the 18th Century Bavarian Order of the Illuminati.

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