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José Basilio da Gama (1740–1795)

Gama, José Basilio da (gä’mä). A Brazilian poet; born in the district of Rio-dos-Mortes, Brazil, in 1740; died in Lisbon, Portugal, July 31, 1795. Educated by the Jesuits, he joined their order; but about 1786 renounced his allegiance to it, and published the poem ‘Uruguay’ to expose the alleged Jesuit design of forming an independent State among the Uruguay Indians. He also published ‘Lenitivo da Sandade do Principe D. José’ (1788), and ‘Quitubia’ (1791).