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Johann Georg Weishaupt (24 April 1716 – 20 September 1753) was a professor of law at the University of Ingolstadt.

Johann Georg Weishaupt
Born(1716-04-24)24 April 1716
Brilon, Westphalia, Prussia
Died20 September 1753(1753-09-20) (aged 37)
Heiligenthal near Würzburg, Bavaria
NationalityPrussian, Bavarian
OccupationLawyer

Weishaupt was born in Brilon in the Prussian government district of Arnsberg in Westphalia.[1] He studied law in the University of Würzburg under Johann Adam von Ickstatt (1702–1776). He received a doctorate in law in 1743 and began to teach at the university. His dissertation was on Dissertatio Juris Publici Universalis De Summo Imperio Atque Inde Descendente Jure, Obligatione, & Potestate.[2]

Johann Adam von Ickstatt became a professor of law at the University of Ingolstadt in 1746. Weishaupt also moved from Würzburg to the University of Ingolstadt.[3] Ickstatt had him appointed professor of imperial institutions and criminal law by decree of 14 October 1746.[1] He held this position until his death. One of his pupils was the future historian Johann Georg von Lori, who wrote a doctorate in the University of Ingolstadt in 1748.[4]

Weishaupt died suddenly while on holiday on 20 September 1753 in Heiligenthal near Würzburg. Weishaupt's son, Johann Adam Weishaupt, was born on 6 February 1748 in Ingolstadt, and was just five years old when his father died. Johann Adam von Ickstatt, also a professor of law at the University of Ingolstadt and Adam's godfather, took over Adam Weishaupt's upbringing.[1]

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  • Lory, Roland (5 December 2009). "Ein Staatsmann aus dem Pfaffenwinkel". Weilheimer Tagblatt, Wochenendausgabe.
  • Klippel, Diethelm (2013). "Natural Law at the Universities of Altdorf, Bamberg, Erlangen, Ingolstadt/Landshut/München and Würzburg in the 18th and 19th centuries". Universität Bayreuth. Retrieved 2013-12-17.
  • Weishaupt, Johann Georg (1743). Dissertatio Juris Publici Universalis De Summo Imperio Atque Inde Descendente Jure, Obligatione, & Potestate. Kleyer. Retrieved 2013-12-17.