Father Ferdinand Augustin Hallerstein

Also known as

  • August Allerstein
  • Ferdinand Augustin Haller von Hallerstein
  • Ferdinand Avgu┼ítin Haller von Hallerstein
  • Liu Songling


Jesuit missionary and astronomer. His proficiency in astronomy and mathematics recommended him to the Emperor of China, by whom he was made mandarin and chief of the Department of Mathematics; his chief work is a census of China.



MLA Citation

  • “Father Ferdinand Augustin Hallerstein”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 November 2019. Web. 29 July 2021. <>