Michele Ruggieri

1543 - 1607
languages spoken, written or signed:  Italian
occupation:  linguistwritermissionary

Michele or Michael Ruggieri (1543 – 11 May 1607), born Pompilio Ruggieri and known in China as Luo Mingjian, was an Italian Jesuit priest and missionary. A founding father of the Jesuit China missions, co-author of the first European–Chinese dictionary, and first European translator of the Four Books of Confucianism, he has been described as the first European sinologist. Source: Wikipedia (en)


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