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* 1623 Pittem, Belgium
+ 1688 Beijing
Father Ferdinand Verbiest was a Flemish Jesuit missionary in China
during the Qing dynasty.
He is known as Nan Huairen in Chinese. He was an accomplished
mathematician and astronomer
and proved to the court of the Kangxi Emperor that European
astronomy was more accurate than Chinese astronomy.
He then corrected the Chinese calendar and was later asked to
rebuild and re-equip the Beijing Ancient Observatory,
being given the role of Head of the Mathematical Board and
Director of the Observatory.
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