Alexandre de Rhodes, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alexandre de Rhodes

Jesuit missionary

Date of Birth: 15-Mar-1591

Place of Birth: Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Date of Death: 05-Nov-1660

Profession: missionary, translator, linguist, lexicographer

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Alexandre de Rhodes

  • Alexandre de Rhodes, S.J.
  • (15 March 1591 – 5 November 1660) was an Avignonese Jesuit missionary and lexicographer who had a lasting impact on Christianity in Vietnam.
  • He wrote the Dictionarium Annamiticum Lusitanum et Latinum, the first trilingual Vietnamese-Portuguese-Latin dictionary, published in Rome, in 1651.

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