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Father Ferdinand Verbiest, from the manuscript Galerie illustrée de portraits de jésuites, by A. Hamy, 1893.

One of a number of Jesuit missionaries who were sent to China from Rome in the seventeenth century, Father Ferdinand Verbiest was befriended by the K’ang-shi emperor and became one of the foremost astronomers and scientists in China.

Father Ferdinand Verbiest was born in Pittem, a small town in what is now Belgium, and from an early age he studied at

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:46-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, Values and Worldview|Comments Off on VERBIEST, Father Ferdinand (Nán Huáirén 南怀仁)|Nán Huáirén 南怀仁 (VERBIEST, Father Ferdinand)

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