Francisco Borja da Costa was the composer of Pátria, the national anthem of the Democratic Republic of East Timor, ando also a poet, writing the majority of his work in tetum language. Borja da Costa died at December 7, 1975, the same day of the Indonesian invasion of East Timor. Aside from the East Timorese anthem, his most famous known work may be the poem "Um Minuto de Silêncio" (A Minute of Silence):