Age of Enlightenment

Timeline 540-1999

 540-1799  1800-1869  1870-1899  1900-1929 1930-39
 1940-42  1943-47  1948-57  1958-66  1967-74 1975-79
 1987-91  1992-99

The Enlightenment timeline clearly demonstrates the ever increasing control,
secrecy, manipulation and deviation that has taken place in recorded history.

With thanks to Trufax

Age of Enlightenment Timeline 540-1799

540 Bubonic plague engulfs the Roman Empire until 592.

553 Justinian convenes the Second Synod of Constantinople, issuing a decree that bans the doctrine of "past lifetimes" or "reincarnation", as well as removal of all veiled references to pre-existence from religious documents.

567 Gregory of Tours reports that just before the bubonic plague invaded the Auvergne region of France, three brillant lights appeared around the sun "and the heavens appeared to be on fire."

590 Another historian reports that bright lights in the sky precede the plague in another province in France.

1099 Christian Crusades to free Palestine from the Muslims. (To 1270).

1119 Founding of the Knights Templar.

1228 German emperor Frederick II leads a Crusade to Jerusalem.

1243 Centralization of Papal power in Pope Innocent IV until 1254.

1298 Between 1298 and 1314 seven large "comets" seen over Europe.

1333 A plague in China, preceded by a "terrible mist emitting a fearful stench and infecting the air".

1347 Bubonic plague spreads in Europe through 1350. Over 100 million would die from the plague during the next 400 years.

1350 Renaissance period, with its emphasis on freedom of the human spirit, replaces oligarchic control structures in Europe. It produces individualism that is immediately expressed as republican nationalism, dedicated to ending all hereditary control and dictatorship over the lives of people. The Renaissance Period becomes de-structured again by the old families in Europe. England eventually becomes the source of the movement to destroy nationalism (initially through conquest and establishment of the British Empire) and individualism, expressed in the Communist movement. Eventually, two world wars would be planned to restore rule by the oligarchy.

1400 European power centres coalesce into two camps: the Ghibellines, who supported the Emperors Hohenstaufen family, and the Guelphs, from Welf, the German prince who competed with Frederick for control of the Holy Roman Empire. The Pope allied himself with the Guelphs. All modern history stems directly from the struggle between these two powers. The Guelphs are also called the Neri, Black Guelphs, or Black Nobility, and supported William of Orange in his seizure of the throne of England, which eventually resulted in the formation of the Bank of England and the East India Company, which would rule the world from the 17th century. All coup d'etats, revolutions and wars in the 19th and 20th centuries are centred in the battle of the Guelphs to hold and enhance their power, which is now the New World Order. The power of the Guelphs would extend through the Italian financial centres to the north of France in Lombardy (all Italian bankers were referred to as "Lombards". Lombard in German means "deposit bank", and the Lombards were bankers to the entire Medieval world. They would later transfer operations north to Hamburg, then to Amsterdam and finally to London. The Guelphs would start the slave trade to the colonies. The Guelphs, in order to aid their control of finance and politics, would perpetuate gnostic cults which eventually developed into the Rosicrucians, Unitarians, Fabian Society and the World Council of Churches. The East India company, together with John Stuart Mill, would finance the University of London. A friend of Mill, George Grote, would give the University of London £6000 to study "mental health", which began the worldwide "mental health" movement.

1444 Men taken from Lagos, Africa to Seville, Spain and sold into slavery to work the sugar cane fields.

1454 Pope induced to extend his blessing to the slave trade and his authority to "attack, subject and reduce to slavery the Saracens, Pagans and other "enemies of Christ." Portugal becomes a prime user of slavery to promote its trade in sugar, to which people were becoming addicted.

1493 Columbus transports sugar cane to the New World on the advice of Queen Isabella. Members of his crew acquire syphilis in Haiti.

1495 Syphilis epidemic spreads to Europe from Naples, Italy, where the troops of Charles VIII were quartered.

1495 Syphilis reaches Germany and Switzerland.

1496 Treatment of syphilis using mercury compounds introduced, based on Arabic use of mercury compounds to treat skin diseases.

1496 Syphilis reaches England and Holland.

1497 Severe famine in Florence, Italy.

1497 Vasco da Gama carries syphilis to India.

1498 Syphilis outbreak in India.

1500 Epidemic of syphilis.

1500 Dutch establish a sugar refinery at Antwerp and ships sugar to Germany and England.

1501 Swift development of book printing and typography.

1505 Syphilis outbreak reaches Canton, China.

1509 First attempts to restrict right to practice medicine to licensed doctors.

1510 King Ferdinand consents to recruitment of the first large contingent of African slaves in the growing Spanish sugar industry.

1515 Spanish monks offer loans in gold to anyone who would start a sugar mill.

1526 From 1526 to 1546, there was a tendency for syphilis to become milder and more chronic in nature.

1528 Severe outbreaks of plague in England.

1533 First non-medical insane asylums instituted.

1557 Massive influenza epidemic in Europe.

1558 Tobacco first brought to Europe from Mexico.

1560 Charles V of Spain builds vast palaces using taxes on sugar trade

1563 General outbreak of plague in Europe. Kills 20,000 in London.

1567 In South America, 2 million die from typhoid fever.

1568 Disease epidemic in Lisbon kills 40,000.

1573 First German sugar cane refinery at Augsburg.

1578 First recognized description of whooping cough (Pertussis) by French physician Guillaume Baillou during epidemic in Paris.

1592 Plague kills 15,000 people in London.

1599 Outbreak of plague in Spain.

1660 British find sugar pushing so profitable it becomes a matter of national security. British pass the Navigation Act of 1660 to prevent transport of sugar, tobacco, or any product of the American Colonies to any port outside England, Ireland and British possessions.

1600 East India Company granted a charter by the Queen of England.

1601 Jesuits establish mission in Beijing, China to provide contacts for the Portuguese and Dutch for access to native drug trafficking routes in the East. The Dutch negotiate an opium monopoly for northern India.

1603 Heavy outbreak of plague in England.

1606 London Company chartered to establish the Virginia Plantation on a communistic basis, and the Plymouth Company, whose descendants would control the New England business world.

1607 Announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.

1608 Telescope discovered.

1612 Tobacco planted in Virginia in American colonies.

1622 Under James I, the East India Company becomes a joint stock company.

1627 Francis Bacon writes The New Atlantis , which espouses the paradigm of a world university that scans the world for talented children in order to enrich the power of the state, because the state will know everything and be invincible. The book is widely read by Germans mystics.

1632 First coffee shop opens in London.

1635 Tobacco sale in France restricted to apothecaries by doctor's prescription only.

1638 Torture abolished in England.

1642 Income and Property Tax introduced in England.

1650 World population estimated 500 million.

1650 Extermination of North American Indian people begins.

1657 Chocolate drinking introduced in London.

1658 First bank note introduced in Sweden.

1660 Dutch (Boers) settle in South Africa.

1661 Charles II in England, in an attempt to retain his throne, grants the East India Company the power to make war.

1662 Britain importing 16 million pounds of sugar per year.

1664 Descartes advances the concept that activities of organisms (including man) are because of a reaction to external stimuli. One of the initial premises of future mind control paradigms.

1665 London swept by bubonic plague. It was noticed that people who lived without sugar escaped harm. Over 68,000 die.

1665 Newton experiments with gravitation.

1666 Great Fire of London.

1667 The apparent danger of using animals serums foreign to human beings and animal serums foreign to other animals is reported in medical literature in 1667 when lambs blood was unsuccessfully used as a human blood transfusion.(Sir Graham Wilson, The Hazards of Immunization, London 1967, Athlone Press).

1667 Epidemics of smallpox, dysentery begin.

1668 Merck begins an apothecary shop in Darmstadt Germany.

1669 Outbreak of cholera in China.

1670 Measles and tertian fever epidemics displace cholera.

1672 Dysentery becomes mild and some smallpox occurs.

1673 Inoculation against smallpox appears in Denmark. (See 1778).

1674 First mention of diabetes mellitus in British Pharmaceutice Rationalis, by Thomas Willis, member of the Royal College of Physicians.

1675 Malaria epidemic in England and discovery of "Peruvian bark" (quinine).

1677 Ice cream becomes popular dessert in Paris.

1678 First medical treatise in America on smallpox and measles.

1683 First German emigrants to America land.

1690 John Locke writes "Concerning Human Understanding". One of the crucial elements of the essay is the belief and concept that children are tabula erasa ie., totally programmable. The idea was immediately taken up by the upper class in Europe and the United States, and it would become a cognitive foundation for the idea of "the emergence of a strong state", in terms of "programming an analytical systems substructure" - the substructure being the children who , under this paradigm, are entities to be possessed and controlled - paradigm that would persist for 400 years.

1692 Salem witch trial executions in New England.

1693 National Debt begins in England.

1694 Bank of England founded.

1695 Royal Bank of Scotland founded. University of Berlin founded.

1695 Paris and Rome experience ferocious epidemics of Pertussis.

1696 First English property insurance company founded.

1698 Tax on beards in Russia instituted.

1699 Philadelphia epidemic of yellow fever.

1700 From 1700 to 1830, the East India Company would gain control of India and wrestle control of the opium monopoly.

1700 British Isles importing 20 million pounds of sugar per year.

1700 Deaths from tuberculosis increase dramatically in England and other sugar consuming countries as the body environment changes to accommodate it.

1700 Refined sugar is the most important export of France.

1702 First appearance of yellow fever in the United States. It would appear 35 times between 1702 and 1800 and would appear almost every year between 1800 and 1879.

1709 Plague in Turkey, Russia, Scandinavia and Germany through 1710.

1712 First record of vaccinations for smallpox in France.

1715 British East India Company opens its first trading office in Canton; China begins trading in opium.

1717 Inoculation against smallpox instituted in England by Lady Mary Montague after she returns from Turkey, where it was in a popular experimental stage at the time.

1718 First bank notes in England.

1719 Outbreak of the plague in Marseilles, France through 1720.

1720 British government issues instruction that American colony governors consent to no Act emitting Bills of Credit.

1721 In the United States, a clergyman named Cotton Mather attempts to introduce a crude form of smallpox vaccination by smearing smallpox pus into scratches in healthy people. Over 220 people are treated during the first six months of experimentation. Only six had no apparent reaction. Mather was bitterly attacked for recommending this practice. Boston, Massachusetts.

1722 In Wales, a Dr. Wright refers to inoculation against smallpox in the British Isles as "an ancient practice". A citizen of Wales, 99 years old, states that inoculation had been known and used during his entire lifetime, and that his mother stated it was common during her life, and that she got smallpox through her "inoculation".

1723 Johann Peter Rockefeller arrives in the US colonies from Germany.

1723 First record of smallpox immunization in Ireland, when a doctor in Dublin inoculates 25 people. Three died, and the custom was briefly abandoned.

1724 First record of vaccination for smallpox in Germany. It soon fell into disfavour due to the number of deaths. Years later, doctors were able to reintroduce it. 1727 Coffee planted in Brazil.

1728 Madrid Lodge of Freemasons founded.

1729 Emperor Yung Cheng prohibits opium smoking in China.

1730 Zinc smelting begins in England.

1733 Molasses Act of 1733 passed by Britain, putting a heavy tax on sugar and molasses coming from anywhere except the British sugar islands in the Caribbean. Sugar was also essential for production of rum (alcohol), to which a significant percentage of humans were already addicted. Tobacco, (nicotine) begins to gain more significance in world use.

1734 Masonry introduced to the Netherlands.

1735 Masonry introduced to Portugal, Italy and Russia.

1737 Masonry introduced to Germany.

1737 Hume's Treatise on Human Nature is published.

1740 Smallpox epidemic in Berlin. University of Pennsylvania founded.

1741 Philadelphia epidemic of yellow fever.

1747 Philadelphia epidemic of yellow fever.

1750 Dutch shipping more than 100 tons of opium per year to Indonesia.

1750 Scandinavia experiences a 15 year epidemic of Pertussis (whooping cough) which takes 45,000 lives.

1753 Vienna Stock Exchange founded.

1754 Inoculation for smallpox introduced in Rome. The practice was soon stopped because of the number of deaths it caused. Later, the medical profession would successfully reintroduce it.

1757 Bengal made a British Crown Colony, and Britain expands its trafficking in Opium.

1762 Philadelphia epidemic of yellow fever.

1763 Epidemic of smallpox in France wipes out a large part of the population. It was immediately attributed to innoculation, and the practice was prohibited by the French government for five years.

1763 The first recorded episode of biological warfare in the United States occurs when white colonial settlers give smallpox-infected blankets to Native Americans who sought friendly relations. Also a significant case of genocide.

1764 Britain prohibits American colonies from issuing their own currency.

1768 The medical profession in France is successful in re-instituting vaccination for smallpox.

1770 Emile is written by Roseau. The work parallel the work of Locke in 1690, but Russeaus work won the attentions of the Prussian Empire (Germans), essentially a synthetic state founded on a religious principle, due to the fact that Prussians were the subject of a religious war and Crusade by the Pope.

1770 Georg Wilhelm Fredrich Hegel born in Germany.

1771 Encyclopaedia Britannica first assembled in London.

1774 First Continental Congress convened, Sept 5, 1774.

1774 Scheele discovers Chlorine gas.

1775 King George issues his Proclamation of Rebellion.

1775 Continental Congress authorizes respective states to issue paper currency in defiance of Britain. The British respond by printing counterfeit money and flooding the US with it.

1776 Adam Weishaupt infiltrates the Bavarian Masonic Lodges. The doctrine of the Illuminati encompasses: abolition of ordered government, private property, inheritance, nationalism, family, religion, marriage, morality and communal education of children.

1776 Roughly 85% of citizens in the United States have independent livelihoods.

1776 American colonies of Britain declare their independence from Britain.

1776 Adam Smith writes The Wealth of Nations, setting forth British policy to maintain the American colonies as backward raw material producers and the mandate to expand the opium trade.

1777 Nathan Rothschild born. Weishaupt joins the Munich Masonic Lodge, and within two years would be in control of the lodge of Theodore of Good Counsel.

1778 Danish physicians move to open two major vaccination houses in Denmark, by order of the King.

1778 In Italy, infants were inoculated by Neapolitan nurses without the knowledge of parents.

1778 Act of Congress prohibits importation of slaves into US.

1779 American recalls its currency to counteract the effect of undermining by Britain.

1780 United States has two interest bearing banks.

1780 Eclectic Alliance used until 1784 to covert masonic lodges to Illuminism.

1780 Adam Weishaupt's Order of the Illuminati at the University of Ingolstadt has 60 members in five German cities by 1780, but the impact of his ideas extends much farther in society. Weishaupt and others desired to attach themselves to Masonic lodges in Europe and America. In 1780, Weishaupt recruits Adolf Francis (Baron Knigge), which allowed the hierarchical structure of the Order to expand to completion. Weishaupt sought absolute obedience to him and other influential members of the order, and worked for the overthrow of church and state authorities who were seen as blocks to Illuminati progress. Knigge completes the system of initiation, and membership swells to 300. Competition arises between Weishaupt and Knigge.

1781 American Congress meets for the first time. The Bank of North America founded, modeled after the Bank of England. Never recognized by the majority of states. Bank of North America folded in 1790.

1781 Massachusetts Medical Society incorporated.

1782 Masonic Congress at Wilhelmsbad. Knigge enrols virtually all of the members attending over to Weishaupt's Order, which depleated potential members for the rival Order of Strict Observance.

1782 Original Great Seal of the United States adopted.

1783 Baring Brothers become premier merchant of the opium trade.

1783 Because of Weishaupt's power and arrogance, complaints begin to surface that the Order was subversive of political and religious authority, the schools and the press. In October of 1783, a disgruntled member of the order, Joseph Utzschneider, denounces Weishaupt to the duchess Maria Anna of Bavaria, who in turn speaks to Carl Theodore, the Bavarian king.

1783 US President John Hanson dies.

1784 Bavarian Illuminati (Weishaupt) membership is 3000, which effectively knocks out competition from the Strict Observance and Rosicrucian orders. Knigge withdraws from Weishaupt's Order of the Illuminati.

1784 US President Lee in office.

1784 In Bavaria, king Carl Theodore outlaws secret societies (June 1784).

1785 Carl Theodore issues another edict specifically outlawing Weishaupt's Order of Illuminati, as well as providing rewards for information on them. Weishaupt flees to a neighbouring province, as does Count Massenhausen.

1785 Columbus Lodge of Order of Illuminati established in New York City. Press gives criticism to US President John Hanson.

1785 Watt introduces steam engine in England.

1786 In Bavaria, the home of Xavier Zwack, one of Weishaupt's members of the Order, is raided by the government. Many books and papers of the Illuminati are found. The home of Zwacks' friend, Baron Bassus, is also raided and other papers are seized.

1787 British Secretary of State Dundas proposes that Britain storm China and create more of an opium market to suppress the Chinese people.

1787 The duke of Bavaria issues a final edict against the Order of the Illuminati.

1787 Dollar currency first introduced in the United States.

1788 Constitutional amendment ratified that limited the power of the government and ensured money was backed by precious metal.

1789 French Revolution begins. It would last until 1799.

1789 Knights of Malta defeated by Napoleon.

1789 Epidemic of influenza in New England through 1790.

1789 Constitution of the United States ratified. George Washington maintains a vast plantation growing marijuana (hemp).

1789 George Washington, a mason, becomes President of the United States, following the terms of Presidents Hanson, Boudinot, Mifflin, Lee, Gorham, Griffin and St. Clair.

1790 Bavarian police harass Illuminati members.

1790 Washington DC founded. First patent law in US established.

1790 Edward Jenner buys a medical degree from St.Andrews University for £15.

1791 Edward Jenner vaccinates his 18 month old son with swine-pox. In 1798, he vaccinates his son with cow-pox. His son will die of TB at the age of 21.

1791 First Bank of the United States chartered. Creation of Hamilton and chartered for 20 years.

1792 Anti-Saccharite Society forms in Europe to protest effect of sugar on people. It induces a British sugar boycott through Europe. The British East India companies, already involved with opium drug trafficking, uses the slavery issue for an advertising campaign "East India sugar not made by slaves", for its sugar trafficking.

1793 Epidemic of influenza in New England.

1793 Major epidemic of yellow fever in the United States in Philadelphia, the social, political and financial center of the country. It would soon spread to other states through 1796.

1796 Edward Jenner in Gloucestershire, England credited with concept of vaccination. Jenner vaccinates an 8 year old boy with smallpox pus. Jenner would vaccinate the boy 20 times. The boy would die from TB at the age of 20.

1796 Edict of Peking forbids import of opium into China.

1798 General vaccine programs against cowpox instituted in the US.

1798 John Robison publishes Proofs of a Conspiracy in which he describes 84 German masonic lodges and says that the Illuminati still work covertly behind the scenes. Copy is received by George Washington.

1798 Publication of Augustine Barruels "Memoirs of Jacobianism". Barruel comes to similar conclusions as Robison, that when the Illuminati was outlawed it went underground and resurfaced as an organization called the German Union, which played a role in creating the French Revolution in 1789. This thesis is later discussed in 1918 with Stauffer's New England and the Bavarian Illuminati. Knigge was allegedly involved with both the German Union and the Eclectic Alliance, which was used as a cover for converting Masonic lodges to Illuminism between 1780 and 1784.

1798 Emigration to Canada begins.

1799 George Washington dies. With his death Masons were again trusted, and the controversy about the Illuminati faded.