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Summary: Bartolomeu de Gusmão was a priest and a naturalist. He attended the University of Coimbra and devoted his studies to Philology and mathematics. He received the title of Doctor of Canon Law (related to Theology). Bartolomeu was known for pioneering a lighter-than-air airship design.
Bartolomeu de Gusmão was born in December of 1685. He began his religious training in the Society of Jesus at Bahia at age fifteen.
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