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Nicolas Trigault
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Trigautius, Trigaultius, Jin Nige

Date of Birth: 1577

Place of Birth: Douai, Belgium

Date of Death: 1628

Place of Death: Hangzhou


Nicolas Trigault joined the Society of Jesus in 1594. He studied mathematics, astronomy and geography in Europe, and left in 1607 for Macau, arriving there in 1610. He undertook Chinese language training in Nanjing and later moved to Beijing. He left China in 161…

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Morris, James Harry, “Nicolas Trigault”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 August 2020 <>

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