1600 – Born in Madrid, Spain, on the 17th of January.
Educated at the Jesuit College in Madrid, the Colegio Imperial.
1620-1622 – Calderón competed with success in a series of poetry competitions held in honour of St Isidore at Madrid.
1623 – His debut as a playwright was with Amor, honor y poder, performed on the 29th of June.
– Followed by two other plays, La selva confusa and Los Macabeos.
1640 – On 28th of May, he joined a company of mounted cuirassiers.
1642 – Because of his health problem, he retired from the army in November.
1645 – He was awarded a special military pension in recognition of his services in the field.
Wrote plays "Life is a Dream" (also "La Vida es Sueno").
1681 – Pedro Calderón de la Barca died on 25th of May.