BirthdayDecember 0, 1343
BirthplaceLondon, England

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Geoffrey Chaucer

    Full name: Geoffrey Chaucer
    Also known as: Geoffrey Chaucer, Chaucer, Geoffrey
    Professions: English author and poet
    Occupation: Author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, diplomat

  2. Geoffrey Chaucer Known for

    The Canterbury Tales (1972), In Search of Death (2007), The Other Canterbury Tales (1972), A Company of Young Folk (2016)

  3. Geoffrey Chaucer Death information

    Died: Sunday, 25th of October, 1400 (Age: 57)

  4. Geoffrey Chaucer Biography

    Geoffrey Chaucer (/ˈtʃɔːsər/; c. 1343 – 25 October 1400), known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer, composing a scientific treatise on the astrolabe for his ten year-old son Lewis, Chaucer also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Among his many works, which include The Book of the Duchess, the House of Fame, the Legend of Good Women and Troilus and Criseyde, he is best known today for The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer is a crucial figure in developing the legitimacy of the vernacular, Middle English, at a time when the dominant literary languages in England were French and Latin.

  5. Geoffrey Chaucer Family

    Spouse: Philippa Roet
    Childrens: Elizabeth Chaucer
    Parents: John Chaucer

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