Baptista, Gregorio a Portuguese theologian, a native of Funchal, lived in the early half of the 17th century. He first entered the Benedictine Order, and became doctor of theology and general preacher of the order, then went over to the Franciscans. He wrote, a Commentary on the 13th Chap. of St. John (Coimbra, 1621); the first part was published, but the two others were not: — Comnpletas da Vida de Christo Cantadas a Harpa da Cruz, por ille Mismo, translated from Portuguese into Spanish by Ferd. de Camargo. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.