The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Vega, Lopez de La
Known as Lope, Spanish dramatist, born in Madrid; began life as a soldier; served in the Armada; was secretary to the Duke of Alva; took orders, and became an officer of the Inquisition; wrote a heroic pastoral entitled "Arcadia" at the instance of the duke, and the "Dragonica" over the death of Drake as the destroyer of the supremacy of Spain on the sea; was a man of fertile inventiveness, and is said to have written 2000 plays, besides no end of verses, and was called by Cervantes a "Prodigy of Nature" (1562-1635).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Vega, Lopez de La'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/v/vega-lopez-de-la.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.