Matteo Ricci

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Birthday
6, 1552
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
May 11, 1610 (57)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
6, 1552
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
May 11, 1610 (57)

About

Missionary who went to China and became one of the first explorers to introduce European culture to the locals.

Before Fame

He joined the Jesuit Society, against his father's wishes, and shipped off to China.

Trivia

He used a lot of the Confucian principles held by the Chinese to explain Christianity to them.

Family Life

He was born into a noble family.

Associated With

He was one of the first European visitors to China since the travels of Marco Polo in the 13th century.