The Successor to Matthew Ricci, Jesuit Missionary to Peking, China. He carried Ricci’s scholarly work to an even higher level. He won the admiration of the Chinese scholar class by accurately predicting the time of an eclipse of the moon and became Director of the Imperial Astronomical Service. In 1650 Schall built a public church in Peking and gained religious freedom for Christianity in the whole of the empire (1657). At Schall’s death there were almost 270,00 Christians in China.
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