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Blessed Matthew de Eskandely (Matthew Escandel)

Hungary, China

Little is known about Blessed Matthew de Eskandely. Born in Buda, Hungary, he entered the Church and set out as a missionary to the Far East. He was one of the first missionaries to reach China during the Middle Ages. Few details have survived of his labors, but it is known that he was martyred in China.