1785 — 1822
Second Protestant missionary to China; with Robert Morrison, co-translator of the Bible into Chinese; engaged in pioneer evangelism, preaching, teaching, and writing books and tracts in Chinese. mentor of Liang Fa, China’s first evangelist.
Carneiro Leitao Melchior Nunes
1516 — 1583
First bishop delegate of the holy see to exercise his Episcopal ministry in the Far East, becoming one of the main pioneers of the Catholic Church in Macau.
1804 — 1888
Pioneer American medical missionary who later served as U.S. Commissioner to China. He is said to have “opened China with a scalpel.”
Issachar Jacox Roberts
1802 — 1871
Baptist missionary in China and supporter of the Taiping Rebellion.
1539 — 1606
Organizer of the Jesuit mission in Japan and China, patron of Matteo Ricci.