Cattaneo, Lazzaro an Italian missionary, was born at Sarzana, near Genoa, in 1560. He joined the Jesuits, and was sent with Ricci to China. They founded together the religious establishment of Macao. Cattaneo died at Hang-chow in 1640, leaving some works in Chinese, which were intended for the propagation of Christianity. See Hoefer, Nouv., Biog. Générale, s.v.