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Giulio Aleni

1582 ~ 1647

Jesuit missionary in China.

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Jean Joseph Marie Amiot

1718 ~ 1793

Jesuit missionary and author at the court of the Chinese emperor.

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Antonio de Andrade

1580 ~ 1634

Jesuit missionary in India and Tibet.

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Giovanni Aroccia

1566 ~ 1623

Portuguese Jesuit missionary who entered interior China in the late Ming Dynasty.

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Henri Bernard-Maitre

1889 ~ 1975

Missionary and historian of Jesuit missions in China.

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Joachim Bouvet

1656 ~ 1973

Jesuit mathematician and missionary in China.

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Lodovico Buglio

1606 ~ 1682

Jesuit missionary in China.

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Melchior Miguel Carneiro Leitao

1519 ~ 1583

Portuguese Jesuit missionary and bishop of China and Japan.

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Giuseppe Castiglione

1683 ~ 1766

Jesuit missionary and painter at the imperial court of China.

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Lazzaro Cattaneo

1560 ~ 1640

Jesuit missionary in China.

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Philippe Couplet

1623 ~ 1693

Jesuit missionary in China.

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Seraphin Couvreur

1835 ~ 1919

Jesuit missionary in China, translator of Chinese classics, and compiler of several dictionaries.

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Joseph Dehergne

1903 ~ 1990

Historian of Jesuit missions in China.

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Hippolytus Desideri

1684 ~ 1733

Jesuit scholar of Tibetan religion and culture.

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Emmanuel Diaz

1574 ~ 1659

Portuguese Jesuit missionary to China in the late Ming period.

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Albert Dorville

1621 ~ 1662

Jesuit missionary in China and Tibet.

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Pasquale d' Elia

1890 ~ 1963

Jesuit missionary in China, and missiologist.

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Jean-Francois Foucquet

1665 ~ 1741

Jesuit missionary in China.

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Xaver-Ehrenbert Fridelli

1606 ~ 1682

Jesuit missionary in China.

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Jean-Francois Gerbillon

1654 ~ 1707

Jesuit missionary in China.

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Bento de Goes

1562 ~ 1607

First Jesuit missionary to cross Asia en route to China.

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Philippus Maria Grimaldi

1639 ~ 1712

Italian Jesuit missionary who worked in the Qing government during the reign of Emperor Kangxi.

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Johannes Gruber

1623 ~ 1680

Jesuit explorer of land routes to China.

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Huang Mingsha

1570 ~ 1606

Chinese Jesuit lay brother and martyr.

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Prospero Intorcetta

1625 ~ 1696

Jesuit missionary in China.

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Pierre Jartoux

1669 ~ 1720

Jesuit mathematician and cartographer in China.

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Godefroid Xavier de Laimleckhoven

1707 ~ 1785

Jesuit missionary who entered the interior of China during the reign of Emperor Qian Lung (Qing Dynasty).

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Louis Le Comte

1655 ~ 1728

Jesuit missionary in China.

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Li Wenyu

1840 ~ 1911

Chinese Jesuit and well-known writer.

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Li Zhizao

1565 ~ 1630

Only high-ranking Chinese intellectual baptized by Matteo Ricci, and one of the "three pillars" of the early Catholic Church in China.

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Nicolò Longobardo

1559 ~ 1654

Longest-serving Jesuit missionary in China during the late Ming and early Qing Dynasties.

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Ma Xiangbo

1840 ~ 1939

Well-known Chinese Catholic patriot.

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Joseph Marie Anne de Moyriac de Mailla

1669 ~ 1748

Jesuit missionary, cartographer, and historian in China.

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Martino Martini

1614 ~ 1661

Jesuit missionary, geographer, and historian of China.

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Francisco Javier Montalban

1895 ~ 1945

Jesuit seminary professor in Shanghai and mission historian.

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Carneiro Leitao Melchior Nunes

1516 ~ 1583

First rector of the Jesuit College at Evora, Portugal, and first bishop delegate of the holy see to exercise his Episcopal ministry in the Far East (from 1568 to 1581), becoming one of the main pioneers of the Catholic Church in Macau.

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Didace de Pantoja

1571 ~ 1618

Spanish Jesuit missionary to China during the late Ming period.

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Thomas Pereira

1645 ~ 1708

Portuguese Jesuit missionary serving the Qing government of Emperor Kangxi.

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Jean-Baptiste Regis

1663 ~ 1738

Jesuit missionary and cartographer in China.

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Matteo Ricci

1552 ~ 1610

Founder of modern Roman Catholic missions in China and Western sinologist.

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João da Rocha

1565 ~ 1623

Jesuit missionary in China.

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Francois de Rougemont

1624 ~ 1676

Jesuit missionary in China.

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Michele Ruggieri

1543 ~ 1607

Jesuit pioneer missionary in China.

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Johann Adam Schall von Bell

1592 ~ 1666

Jesuit missionary and astronomer in China.

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Johann Terrenz

1576 ~ 1630

First Jesuit missionary to help the Ming court revise the Chinese calendar.

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Nicolas Trigault

1577 ~ 1628

Jesuit missionary in China, the first European to see the Nestorian monument of 781.

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Sabbatino de Ursis

1575 ~ 1620

Italian Jesuit missionary to China in the late Ming dynasty.

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Alphonsus Vagnoni

1566 ~ 1640

First Italian Jesuit missionary in Shanxi, China.

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Alessandro Valignano

1539 ~ 1606

Organizer of the Jesuit mission in Japan and China, patron of Matteo Ricci.

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Ferdinand Verbiest

1623 ~ 1688

Jesuit missionary, astronomer, and diplomat at the court of China.

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Claude Visdelou

1656 ~ 1737

Jesuit missionary in China and one of the royal mathematicians sent by Louis XIV to the court of China.

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Georges Frederic Leon Wieger

1856 ~ 1933

Physician, sinologue, and Jesuit missionary in China.

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Wu Yushan

1632 ~ 1718

First Chinese priest of the Society of Jesus in Jiangnan, China, and well-known landscape artist in the Qing dynasty.

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Xu Candida

1607 ~ 1680

Foremost Chinese Christian laywoman of her time.

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Xu Guangqi

1562 ~ 1633

Grand minister of the Ming dynasty and significant member of the Catholic Church who contributed much to the propagation of Christianity during the late Ming period.

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Polycarpe de Souza

1697 ~ 1757

First bishop in Beijing following the banning of Christianity by the Qing emperor Yongzheng.

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