Alessandro Valignano

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The Reverend

Fr. Alessandro Valignano

ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Personal details
Born15 February 1539
Chieti, Italy
Died20 January, 1606 (aged 67)

Alessandro Valignano or Valignani (Chinese: 范禮安; 15 February 1539 – 20 January, 1606)[1] was an Italian Jesuit priest and missionary who was born in Chieti. He helped bring Catholicism to the Far East, and especially to Japan and China.

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  1. "Novizi Gesuiti - Italia". Archived from the original on 2005-12-20. Retrieved 2006-02-01.