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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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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