1785 – Second edict issued by Bavarian Elector Karl Theodore, this time the edict mentions the Illuminati specifically.
1786 – Adam Weishaupt writes and publishes his Apologie der Illuminaten – Includes confirmation of the Lanz legend in which an Illuminati courrier Lanz (Socrates) is struck down by lightning.
1787 – In response, the Bavarian Government publishes Einige Originalschriften Des Illuminaten Ordens which consits of the documents obtained during the raid’s at Zwack’s home. They also obtained a copy of Zwack’s deist essay Better Than Horus.
1787 – Adam Weishaupt publishes his Das verbesserte System der Illuminaten.
1787 – The Bavarian government publishes the Illuminati’s correspondence seized during the raid at Bassus’s castle in Nachtrag Von Weitern Originalschriften (volumes 1 and 2).
1788 – Illuminatus Johann Faber anonymously publishes Der ächte Illuminat oder die wahren, unverbesserten Rituale der Illuminaten in which the first two grades of the Illuminati are revealed.
1790 – The Bavarian Elector Karl Theodore issues his fourth edict against the Bavarian Illuminati.
1794 – Illuminati whistleblower Grolman publishes Die Neuesten Arbeiten Des Spartacus Und Philo, exposing the secrets of the Illuminati Dirigens degree.