Alessandro Valignano

Italian Jesuit missionary

Alessandro Valignano or Valignani (Chinese: 范禮安; 15 February 1539 – 20 January, 1606)[1] was an Italian Jesuit priest and missionary who was born in Chieti. He helped bring Catholicism to the Far East, and especially to Japan and China.

The Reverend

Fr. Alessandro Valignano

ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Personal details
Born15 February 1539
Chieti, Italy
Died20 January, 1606 (aged 67)


  1. "Novizi Gesuiti - Italia". Archived from the original on 2005-12-20. Retrieved 2006-02-01.