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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).

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Locale: Shanghai

Walter Russell Lambuth

1854 ~ 1921

Methodist physician in China and Japan, and bishop in Brazil and Africa.

Affiliation: American Southern Methodist Episcopal Mission  |  Locales: China, JapanAfrica

Archibald Lamont

1864 ~ 1933

Presbyterian missionary who pioneered continuing education for Chinese working men in Singapore from 1890 to 1897; activist against racial discrimination against blacks and Indians in South Africa.

Affiliation: English Presbyterian Mission  |  Locale: Singapore, South Africa

Sophie Stephens Lanneau

1880 ~ 1963

Southern Baptist missionary in China.

Affiliation: American Southern Baptist Mission  |  Locales: Suzhou, Shanghai

Kenneth Scott Latourette

1884 ~ 1968

American Orientalist, missiologist and historian of the expansion of Christianity.

Affiliation: Yale-in-China Mission  |  Locale: Changsha

Montagu Robert Lawrence

1885 ~ 1971

Dr Robert Lawrence served as a medical missionary in China, first with the China Inland Mission and later with the Church Missionary Society. Born in 1885 in Dublin, he was the oldest son of Sir Thomas Robert Tighe Chapman, last...

Affiliations: China Inland Mission, Church Missionary Society  |  Locale: Sichuan

George Tradescant Lay

1799 ~ 1845

Naturalist and missionary in China; British consul.

Affiliations: British and Foreign Bible Society, Medical Missionary Society in China  |  Locales: Macao, CantonFuzhou

Louis Le Comte

1655 ~ 1728

Jesuit missionary in China.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Locales: Shanxi, Shaanxi

Frédéric-Vincent Lebbe

1877 ~ 1940

Catholic missionary in China.

Affiliation: Congregation of the Mission  |  Locale: Tianjin

Rudolf Lechler

1824 ~ 1908

Leader of the Basel Mission in China.

Affiliation: Basel Mission  |  Locale: Fujian

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YMCA secretary, a secretary of the Wuchang Council of Churches, and Church of Christ Mission Secretary.

Affiliation: Church of Christ in China  |  Locales: Guizhou, Hubei

Lee Calvin

1897 ~ 1987

Chinese church planter and orphanage founder.

Affiliation: Morning Star Orphanage  |  Locale: Guangzhou

James Legge

1815 ~ 1897

Scottish missionary and sinologist.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society  |  Locale: Hong Kong

Mary Isabella Morison Legge

1816 ~ 1852

Missionary educator in China.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society  |  Locale: Hong Kong

Eliza Ellen Leonard

1866 ~ 1924

American medical missionary, formerly of the American Presbyterian Mission, Beijing (Peking), later a member of the medical staff of Shantung (Shandong) Christian University at Jinan (Tsinan).

Affiliation: American Presbyterian Mission  |  Locales: Beijing, Shandong

Leong Chi Hing

1837 ~ 1920

One of the first local priests of the Hong Kong Catholic Church who, in his long life, was a visible link with the church's beginnings in the colony.

Affiliation: Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong  |  Locale: Hong Kong

Maxim Leontiev

d. 1698

Russian Orthodox missionary priest in China.

Affiliation: Russian Orthodox Church  |  Locale: Beijing

Li Chouzi

A young Chinese woman martyr associated with the Christian Missionary and Alliance work.

Affiliation: Christian Missionary and Alliance  |  Locale: Beijing

Li Baoyu

1908 ~ 1980

Chinese Catholic bishop of Zhouzhi Diocese, China.

Affiliation: Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association  |  Locale: Shaanxi

Li Denghui

1873 ~ 1947

Chinese Christian activist and educator.

Locale: Shanghai

Jeanette Li

1899 ~ 1968

Jeanette testified, “In every period of my life, I have found God sufficient for my every need, for my help in every weakness.” Her life story is an encouraging example of God’s faithfulness and provision for his saints no matter how hard their circumstances.

Li Rongfang

1887 ~ 1965

Chinese Christian writer and university professor.

Locale: Beijing

Li Wenguang

1920 ~ 2001

Chinese evangelist, founder of the Christian Assembly in Fuxin, Liaoning Province.

Affiliation: Christian Assembly (Little Flock)  |  Locale: Liaoning

Li Wenyu

1840 ~ 1911

Chinese Jesuit and well-known writer.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Locale: Shanghai

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.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Locale: Hangzhou

Liang Fa

1789 ~ 1855

First ordained Chinese Protestant evangelist/pastor.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society  |  Locale: Guangdong

Eric Henry Liddell

1902 ~ 1945

Olympic gold-medalist and Scottish missionary in China.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society  |  Locale: Tianjin

Lin Pu-chi

1894 ~ 1973

Anglican clergyman. Husband of Ni Guizhen, the sister of Watchman Nee.

Locales: Fuzhou, Shanghai

Lin Qiaozhi

1901 ~ 1983

Beloved Doctor for Women and Babies

Affiliation: Peking Union Medical School  |  Locale: Beijing

Lin Yutang

1895 ~ 1976

Famous Chinese writer.

Locales: Shanghai, United StatesTaipei

Liu Tingfang

1892 ~ 1947

Prominent Protestant educator and church leader in China during the first half of the twentieth century.

Affiliation: Yanjing University  |  Locale: Beijing

Liu Cho Wan

1886 ~ 1923

One of the most prominent local priests of the Hong Kong Catholic Church and official translator of the church.

Affiliation: Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong  |  Locale: Hong Kong

Liu Liming Wang

1897 ~ 1970

Chinese Christian woman activist.

Locale: Shanghai

Liu Zhan'en

1896 ~ 1938

Chinese Baptist laymen, educator, and civic leader.

Affiliation: Chinese Baptist Church  |  Locale: Shanghai

Wilhelm Lobscheid

1822 ~ 1893

German missionary, doctor, and printer in Hong Kong and Guangdong.

Affiliations: Rhenish (Barmen) Mission to China, Chinese Evangelization Society  |  Locales: Hong Kong, Guangdong

William Lockhart

1811 ~ 1896

First British medical missionary.

Affiliation: London Missionary Society  |  Locale: Shanghai

Nicolò Longobardo

1559 ~ 1654

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

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Locale: Beijing

William Lowrie

1819 ~ 1847

American missionary and translator.

Affiliation: American Presbyterian Mission  |  Locales: Macao, NingboShanghai

Lü Jin’ai

1912 ~ 2002

Pioneer of Chinese Educational Films.

Affiliation: Jinling University

Lu Bohong

1875 ~ 1937

Well-known Catholic in China.

Affiliation: Catholic Action in China  |  Locale: Shanghai

Lu Haodong

1868 ~ 1895

Chinese Christian and anti-Qing revolutionary.

Locale: Guangdong

Henry Winters Luce

1868 ~ 1941

Missionary educator in China.

Affiliation: Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions  |  Locales: Shandong, Beijing

Luo Wenzao

1611 ~ 1691

First Chinese Catholic priest and bishop.

Affiliation: Dominican Order  |  Locale: Nanjing

Leslie Theodore Lyall

1905 ~ 1996

Missionary of the China Inland Mission, and writer on China.

Affiliation: China Inland Mission  |  Locales: Shandong, Shanxi

David Willard Lyon

1870 ~ 1949

Pioneer YMCA missionary in China.

Affiliation: Young Men's Christian Association  |  Locale: Tianjin

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