"Angry and philanderer, his father, a doctor of Zama Faenza, soon came to earn enemies. But it was a slave named Anthony who, after a punishment, seized the weapon from you and, when he was attending a call, it murdered. The year was 1840 and Cezar Zama had two years of age. The crime charged was a carpenter, named Fiuza, who died in the face of torture received in prison. Discovered the real author, he was hanged for the crime - but since the rebellion had been installed in the city, and was destroyed not only the strength but also the pillory "(1).
The family moved to the Lavras Diamantinas, Cezar Zama and was sent to study in Salvador.
In the provincial capital, carried out the preparatory studies, concluding them with such success that their masters have prophesied a bright future for the young student.
He joined the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, graduating in 1858.
It was his famous classmates Joaquim Monteiro Caminhoá, which would be professor for Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Medicine of Rio de Janediro and one of the greatest botanists of Brazil.
War declared against Paraguay, had volunteered to provide the services of his profession. His detachment, during the long period of war, was impressive.
Returning to the conflict, went into politics. Was elected provincial in various legislatures. Participated in the republican movement and proclaimed the Republic, elected deputy again, was constitutional. Congress closed in 1891, rebelled against the central government, revolt the city of Salvador and demanding the resignation of state governor, who supported the coup.
Caught on an equal footing, memorable debates with Ruy Barbosa, either in Congress or the press.
He published several works, among which include "The Great Speakers of Antiquity" and "The Great Captains of Antiquity." He was writer and connoisseur of Latin, which was a lecturer.
Loureiro da Silva says: "Speaker exquisite. His word was flaming raptures of Joseph of Sponsorship. Word easy and accurate and prompt reply was, in parliament, respected and feared by his peers. His speeches have time. It was of those who pray, as Bourdalone, communicated to listeners a flame of enthusiasm, taking them to the frank laughter, to tears or elation. As Ruy Manuel Vitorino and other great tribunes of Bahia, Cezar Zama was therefore improved and the qualities of his character, loved and admired, despite political divisions common in all ages and from which men can not escape "(3 ).
Died in Salvador on October 21, 1906.
1. César Zama. Available in http:pt.wikipedia.org/wild/Cezar_Zama.
Accessed January 13, 2009.
2. Cesar Zama, the Tribune. Available in http://br.geocities.com/acadca
Etiteenseletras / index_historia_zama.html. Accessed January 13, 2009.
3. Loureiro de Souza, Antonio - Distinguished Baianos. Salvador, 1973.