Person:Geoffrey Chaucer (1)

m. Aft 1324
  1. Geoffrey ChaucerAbt 1343 - 1400
  2. Katherine ChaucerAbt 1348 -
m. Bef Sep 1366
  1. Thomas Chaucer1367 - 1434
Facts and Events
Name Geoffrey Chaucer
Gender Male
Alt Birth[6] Abt 1340 City of London, Middlesex, EnglandVintry, St. Martin parish (most likely born at his father's house on the Walbrook)
Birth[1] Abt 1343 City of London, Middlesex, England
Marriage Bef Sep 1366 to Phillipa de Roet
Death[1] 25 Oct 1400 City of London, Middlesex, England
Burial[1][7] Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, EnglandPoets' Corner
Reference Number? Q5683?

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Geoffrey Chaucer (; – 25 October 1400) was an English poet and author. Widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, he is best known for The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer has been styled the "Father of English literature" and was the first writer buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey.

Chaucer also achieved fame in his lifetime as a philosopher, and astronomer, composing the scientific A Treatise on the Astrolabe for his 10 year-old son Lewis. He maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier, and diplomat. Among Chaucer's many other works are The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame, The Legend of Good Women, and Troilus and Criseyde. He is seen as crucial in legitimising the literary use of the Middle English vernacular at a time when the dominant literary languages in England were still French and Latin.

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  4.   CHAUCER, Geoffrey (c.1343-1400), in The History of Parliament.
  5.   Geoffrey Chaucer, in Westminster Abbey Web Biographies.
  6. Coulton, G. G. Chaucer and His England. 4th ed. (London: Methuen, 1927)
    p. 15.
  7. Coulton, G. G. Chaucer and His England. 4th ed. (London: Methuen, 1927)

    "He died on October 25, according to the inscription on his tomb, the first literarmy monument in that part of the Abbey which has since received the name of Poet's Corner. It is probable that we owe this fortunate circumstance more to the fact that Chaucer was an Abbey tenant than to his distinction as courtier or poet."