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Geoffrey Chaucer

English poet

1343   -   1400

genre: poetry
country of citizenship: Kingdom of England
native language: Middle English
occupation: linguist, poet, lyricist, philosopher, politician, translator, astrologer, writer
position held: Member of Parliament in the Parliament of England, bureaucrat, Member of the 1386 Parliament

Geoffrey Chaucer (; c. 1343 – 25 October 1400), known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was the first poet to be buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey. While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, 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 are 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's work was crucial in legitimising the literary use of the Middle English vernacular at a time when the dominant literary languages in England were French and Latin.
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works

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Lenvoy de Chaucer a Bukton

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author: Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer

author: Geoffrey Chaucer

1386

General Prologue

the first part of "The Canterbury Tales"

author: Geoffrey Chaucer

The Legend of Good Women

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author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Parlement of Foules

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author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Troilus and Criseyde

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author: Geoffrey Chaucer

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