1582 — 1647
An Italian Jesuit missionary and scholar, distinguished for his knowledge of mathematics and theology
1835 — 1919
Jesuit missionary in China, translator of Chinese classics, and compiler of several dictionaries.
1559 — 1654
Longest-serving Jesuit missionary in China during the late Ming and early Qing Dynasties.
1552 — 1610
Pioneer Roman Catholic missionary and the first European sinologist, Ricci founded four Jesuit houses in China and authored several popular books in Chinese.