Padre Matteo Ricci

Matteo Ricci s.j


Matteo Ricci (born Macerata, 1552 - died Peking, 1610) is one of the most illustrious sons of the Marche Region and a figure that honours all of Italy. In China and in most of Asia he is considered a man of dialogue between West and East. He was welcomed to the Forbidden City, at the Ming court, as ambassador for Europe, obtaining the Emperor's protection and support. His fame has been handed down over the centuries and the story of his life continues to be of great interest.


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