DiedBeijing, China, 13 March 1630
Swiss Jesuit Johann Schreck was a friend of Galileo Galilei. He was among the first foreign missionaries hired by the emperor to improve the Chinese calendar. After Schreck’s death, this task passed to fellow Jesuits Johann Schall von Bell and Giacomo Rho.
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