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Joas Nepomuceno Baptista (1849-1918)
1920 Obituary 
JOAS NEPOMUCENO BAPTISTA died on the 31st May, 1918.
He was born on the 15th August, 1849, at Rio de Janeiro and passed through the Naval School, afterwards entering the Polytechnic School in the same city, where he completed his studies in Natural Science. He obtained, by examination, the post of teacher in Physics at the Naval School, and later became Professor of Electricity there. For two years he was also Director-General of Telegraphs in Brazil.
He wrote and published several monographs, and a book on "Capillarity."
He was elected a Foreign Member of the Institution in 1890 and a Member in 1911. He was also a member of the Polytechnic Institute of Brazil.