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Matteo Ricci
Matteo Ricci, is an Italian Jesuit priest and one of the founding figures of Jesuit missionaries in China. He created the Kunyu Wanguo Quantu, a 1602 world map written in Chinese characters. He is considered by the Catholic Church to be the servant of God. Ricci arrived in the Portuguese colony of Macao in 1582, where he began his missionary work in China. He became the first European to enter the Forbidden City from Beijing in 1601 when he was invited by Emperor Wanli, who asked him to serve in fields such as imperial astronomy and calendar science. He converted a number of high-ranking Chinese officials to Catholicism. He has also worked with several Chinese elites, such as Xu Guangqi, to translate Euclid's elements into Chinese for the first time in history as well as Confucian classics into Latin. .
OrderSociety of Jesus
Born6 October 1552, Macerata, Papal States
DiedMay 11, 1610, Beijing, Ming Empire
Resting placeZhalan Cemetery, Beijing
TitleSuperior General of the China mission
Period in office1597–1610
SuccessorNicolò Longobardo
Reason for exitHis death
RankSuperior General

About Matteo Ricci

Missionary Matteo Ricci was born on October 6, 1552 in Italy (He dies at the age of 57, on May 11, 1610).

A missionary who traveled to China and was one of the first to impart European culture to the Chinese.

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Matteo Ricci before becoming famous

Matteo Ricci was born in the Zodiac sign Libra (The Scales), and 1552 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Rat (鼠).

Against his father's objections, he joined the Jesuit Society and was sent to China.

Achievement of Matteo Ricci

To teach Christianity to the Chinese, he drew heavily on Confucian precepts.

Matteo Ricci's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

He came from a noble family.

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Since Explorer Marco Polo's travels in the 13th century, he was one of the first European travelers to China.

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Latest information about Matteo Ricci updated on March 16 2023.