( 1649 - 1718 )
Borba Gato was a Brazilian settler, bandeirante paulista, sertanista, owner of enslaved people and discoverer of precious metals that was involved in the conflict of the War of Emboabas (1708-1709). In the flags in which he performed, indigenous people were imprisoned and sold as enslaved.
In one of the flags led by him, he found gold in the Sabará region. He held the position of Superintendent of Mines, an ordinary judge in Vila de Sabará and also owned farms in Sabará. Throughout his life as a bandeirante, he was one of those responsible for the realization of several flags throughout Brazil in the current states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo. In these flags, indigenous groups who were found along the way were murdered, women raped and survivors enslaved.