Born in Madrid, he was a clerk in the ministry of finance. He is the author of three hundred sainetes, little farcical sketches of city life, written to be played between the acts of a longer play. He published a selection in ten volumes (Madrid, 1786–1791). The best of his pieces, such as Las Tertulias de Madrid, are specimens of satiric observation.
- Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1908). Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 4. New York: Robert Appleton Company. .