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Alphonsus Vagnoni

1566 ~ 1640

First Italian Jesuit missionary in Shanxi, China.

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Locale: Shanxi

Alessandro Valignano

1539 ~ 1606

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

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Locales: India, JapanMacau

Charles Vath

1909 ~ 1974

Director of the Hong Kong Catholic Center, founder and president of Caritas-Hong Kong (1953-68), and president of Caritas Internationalis (1972-74).

Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church  |  Locale: Hong Kong

Minnie Vautrin

1886 ~ 1941

American missionary who heroically saved the lives of many women at the Ginling Girls College during the Nanjing Massacre.

Affiliation: United Christian Missionary Society  |  Locale: Nanjing

Jeannette Veldman

1901 ~ 1994

Medical Missionary

Affiliation: Reformed Church of America  |  Locale: Xiamen

Ferdinand Verbiest

1623 ~ 1688

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

Affiliation: Society of Jesus  |  Locale: Beijing

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  |  Locales: Beijing, Macau

Carl Johannes Voskamp

1859 ~ 1937

German missionary in China and prolific writer.

Affiliation: Berlin Missionary Society  |  Locales: Guangzhou, Shandong

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