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Ferdinand Verbiest
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Nan Huairen, Ferdinando Verbiest, Ferdinandus Verbiest

Date of Birth: 1623

Place of Birth: Pitthem, Belgium

Date of Death: 1688

Place of Death: Beijing


Ferdinand Verbiest was a Belgian Jesuit. He twice attempted to embark on missions to South America, but on both occasions was refused permission by the Spanish. Deciding to travel to China instead, he arrived in Macau in 1658. He then worked i…

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Morris, James Harry, “Ferdinand Verbiest”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 06 June 2020 <>

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