Brancato, Francesco

Brancato, Francesco an Italian missionary, arrived in China in 1637, and there preached the Gospel with zeal until 1665. Protected by the magistrates, he constructed forty-five oratorios and more than ninety churches. He died at Canton in 1671. He wrote several works in the Chinese language, for which see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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