Biography of Fray Jerónimo de San José (1587-1654)

Humanist, poet and historian, born at Mallén (Zaragoza). He began his literary career at the Zaragoza Academy during its first years. In 1608, he moved to Salamanca, where the following year takes the Carmelite habit in the convent of San Elías de Salamanca. 1616, and after the usual studies of philosophy and theology, was ordered priest. Ten years later, he was appointed official historian of the order, a task that will be hard. His prose stands out for the elegance and classicism which boasts. He was a pupil and admirer of Bartolomé Leonardo de Argensola. Work is his history of the Barefoot Carmen (1637); History of the Venerable father fray Juan Cross (1641), which had preceded the works of the venerable mystical doctor Br. da Juan de la Cruz (1630) and genius of history (1651), among others. Of his poetic work only has been edited to date a selection of poems elected (1876).