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Matteo Ricci

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)

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Connected Sites

  • 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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