Ansaloni, Giordano an Italian missionary, was born at Sant' Angelo, in Sicily. He pursued his studies at Salamanca, and became a Dominican. In 1625 he was sent to the Philippine Islands, where he was appointed to serve the sick-hospital at Manilla. Here he learned the Chinese language, and in 1632 was chosen to go as a missionary to the Christians in Japan. He died a martyr, Nov. 18, 1634. He completed a Latin translation of the Lives of the saints of his order, from the Spanish of Ferdinand Castillo.