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Lodovico Buglio
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Lodovico Buglio, Li Leisi, Louis Buglio

Date of Birth: 26 January 1606

Place of Birth: Mineo, Sicily

Date of Death: 7 October 1682

Place of Death: Beijing


Lodovico Buglio was a Sicilian Jesuit (born in Mineo, Sicily) and one of four who remained captive in Beijing following the exile of the Jesuits from the country. In Chinese he is known as Li Leisi. In 1622, he joined the Society of Jesus, work…

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Morris, James Harry, “Lodovico Buglio”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 January 2020 <>

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