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The Macau Special Administrative Region, commonly known as Macau or Macao is one of the two special administrative regions (SARs) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), along with Hong Kong.

João Paulino de Azevedo e Castro

1852 ~ 1918

Bishop of Macau (1902-18) who guided the church through the fall of the Chinese Empire and World War I.

Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church

Elijah Coleman Bridgman

1801 ~ 1861

First American missionary to China.

Affiliation: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions  |  Other Locales:

Samuel Robbins Brown

1810 ~ 1880

American missionary to China.

Affiliation: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions  |  Other Locales:

Cai Gao

1788 ~ 1818

The first Chinese Protestant to be baptized by British missionary Robert Morrison.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society  |  Other Locales:

Melchior Miguel Carneiro Leitao

1519 ~ 1583

Portuguese Jesuit missionary and bishop of China and Japan.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus

João de Casal

1641 ~ 1735

Bishop of Macau who organized the Macau Church on a solid basis.

Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church

Lazzaro Cattaneo

1560 ~ 1640

Jesuit missionary in China.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Other Locales:

Albert Dorville

1621 ~ 1662

Jesuit missionary in China and Tibet.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Other Locales:

Karl Friedrich August Gutzlaff

1803 ~ 1851

First German Lutheran Missionary to China.

Affiliations: Netherlands Missionary Society , Chinese Evangelization Society  |  Other Locales:

Benjamin Hobson

1816 ~ 1873

Pioneer medical missionary in China.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society  |  Other Locales:

Theodore Joset

1804 ~ 1842

First prefect apostolic of the Hong Kong Catholic Church (1841-42).

Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church  |  Other Locales:

Antonio Joachim de Medeiros

1846 ~ 1897

One of the most dynamic Roman Catholic bishops of Macau, known as the apostle of the Timor Mission (1884-97).

Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church

Mary Morton Morrison

1791 ~ 1821

Missionary; wife of Robert Morrison.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society

Robert Morrison

1782 ~ 1834

Pioneer Protestant missionary to China.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society  |  Other Locales:

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.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus

Jehu Lewis and Henrietta Hall Shuck

1814 ~ 1863

First U.S. Baptist missionaries in China.

Affiliation: American Southern Baptist Mission  |  Other Locales:

Alessandro Valignano

1539 ~ 1606

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

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Other Locales:

Claude Visdelou

1656 ~ 1737

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

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Other Locales:

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