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Alexandre de Rhodes

Jesuit missionary

1591   -   1660

country of citizenship: Papal States
language of expression: Occitan, Latin
occupation: lexicographer, linguist, translator, missionary

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Alexandre de Rhodes, S.J. (15 March 1591 – 5 November 1660) was a Avignonese Jesuit missionary and lexicographer who had a lasting impact on Christianity in Vietnam. He wrote the Dictionarium Annamiticum Lusitanum et Latinum, the first trilingual Vietnamese-Portuguese-Latin dictionary, published in Rome, in 1651.
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