(1534[1533?]1597). B. San Cristobal de la Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands; Apostle of Brazil. Port. Jesuit miss.; educ. Port.; arrived in Brazil (see South America, 4) 1553. Works include the mystic poem De beata virgine dei matre Maria; grammar of Tupi (language of the major Indian tribal grouping of E. Brazil).
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