An Italo-Chinese Jesuit

The first history of science post that I wrote for The Renaissance Mathematicus was about the Jesuit mathematicus and educational reformer Christoph Clavius and his introduction of the mathematical sciences into the curricula of the European Catholic schools, colleges and universities at the beginning of the seventeenth century. My post ends with a brief list of some of the most prominent Jesuit and non-Jesuit beneficiaries of Clavius’ mathematical education programme in the seventeenth century. One of the earliest of Clavius’ graduates, who studied under the master himself in Rome, was the Italian Jesuit mathematicus Matteo Ricci who was born 6th October 1552. [read more here]

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Aging freak who fell in love with the history of science and now resides mostly in the 16th century.
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