Amato, Giuseppe D
Amato, Giuseppe d'
an Italian missionary, was born at Naples about 1757. He was sent to Asia in 1783 by the Society for the Propagation of the Truth, and he became rector of five Catholic villages in the district of Dibayen, about ten leagues to the northwest of the city of Ava. These villages were inhabited by people of French descent, whom Alompra had made prisoners of war in 1757. Amato knew the people, and was acquainted with the natural history of the country. He had specimens of more than two hundred plants, and a collection of animals, which were lost in the war of the Birmans in 1834. He died at Moulha in 1832. See Hoefer, Nouvelle Biographie Generale, s.v.