Ricci, Matteo (1552–1610)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Baker, D. P. 2011. Ricci, Matteo (1552–1610). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
Matteo Ricci, born in Italy on October 16, 1552, became a Jesuit in 1571 and later traveled as a missionary to China, where he gained a reputation as the “wise man from the West.” He died on May 11, 1610.
- Ricci, Matteo (1552–1610);
- jesuit vision, the gospel into chinese society;
- emperor as pivotal, for conversion of the chinese;
- Ricci, the first sinologist