The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Calderon de La Barca
The great Spanish dramatist, born at Madrid; entered the army, and served in Italy and Flanders, producing the while dramas which were received with great enthusiasm; took holy orders, and became a canon of Toledo, but to the last continued to write poems and plays; he was a dramatist of the first order, and has been ranked by the more competent critics among the foremost of the class in both ancient and modern times (1600-1681).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Calderon de La Barca'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/c/calderon-de-la-barca.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.