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Matteo Ricci
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Li Madou, Xitai, Qingtai, Xijiang, Matthaeus Riccius, Matthaeus Ricci

Date of Birth: 1552

Place of Birth: Marcerata, Italy

Date of Death: 1610

Place of Death: Beijing


Matteo Ricci was an Italian Jesuit, born in Marcerata in 1552. He joined the Society of Jesus in 1571 and arrived in Goa in 1578, where he was ordained. Alessandro Valignano (Chinese: Fan Lian, 1539-1606), the Visitor overseeing th…

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Morris, James Harry, “Matteo Ricci”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>

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