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CALDERON, Francisco Santiago (cal-day-rawn'), Spanish prelate, born in Torralba, Spain, in the latter part of the 17th century; died in Oaxaca, Mexico, 13 October, 1736. He was a friar, distinguished himself for his learning, taught philosophy in Huete and theology in the universities of Salamanca and Alcala and then filled several important offices of the church in Castile, Galicia, and Asturias. In 1728 he was proposed for the bishopric of Oaxaca, and his inauguration took place on 8 June, 1730. He finished the building of the cathedral, consecrated the church, established Spanish schools in the principal towns of his diocese, and gave. a large sum for a College for girls.
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