Matteo Ricci was an Italian Jesuit priest, and one of the founding figures of the Jesuit China Mission, as it existed in the 17th-18th centuries. (wiki)
- Churches and Convents of Goa 1578 stays as Jesuit Priest for 4 years assigned teaching duties at College of St Paul
- Classical Gardens of Suzhou c1598/9 vists after first failure to see Emperor
- Grand Canal The canal has been admired by many throughout history including ... Matteo Ricci (1552-1610). (wiki)
- Imperial Palace 1601 First Westerner in Forbidden city, stayed until his death in 1610
- Macao 1582 arrives and starts learning Chinese (Coinciding with building of Jesuit Cathedral of St Paul 1582 - 1602 now ruined)
- Rome 1571 enters Society of Jesus at the Roman College (Later the Pontifical Gregorian University or Gregorianum)
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