September 7, 1807 – Robert Morrison

Robert Morrison, a British Presbyterian, becomes the first Protestant missionary to go to China when he landed in Macao on September 7, 1807. Morrison would later be the first to translate and have published the entire New Testament into Chinese – much to the chagrin of the Chinese government and Morrison’s sponsor, the East India Company. Roman Catholics had been in China for over 200 years before the Protestants showed up.

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