Archive for November, 2008

Tomas Pereira (1645-1708), born in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portuguese
Jesuit and musician. During his 36 years in Beijing, he was the music
teacher and a close friend of Emperor Kangxi. He was also a diplomat
for Kanxi’s court.
Augustin Hallerstein (1703-1774), born in Ljubljana, Slovene Jesuit
missionary in China. His mathematical and astronomical acquirements
led him to the court of […]