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Geoffrey Chaucer

English poet

1343   -   1400

genre: poetry
country of citizenship: 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) 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 is known as the "Father of English literature", and he was the first writer to be buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey.Chaucer achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, and astronomer, composing the scientific A Treatise on the Astrolabe for his 10 year-old son Lewis. He also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier, and diplomat. Among Chaucer's many works are The Canterbury Tales, The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame, The Legend of Good Women, and Troilus and Criseyde. His 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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Parlement of Foules

werk van Geoffrey Chaucer

author: Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer

author: Geoffrey Chaucer


The Book of the Duchess

book by Geoffrey Chaucer

author: Geoffrey Chaucer, Bernard O'Donoghue


General Prologue

the first part of "The Canterbury Tales"

author: Geoffrey Chaucer

The Legend of Good Women

werk van Geoffrey Chaucer

author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Lenvoy de Chaucer a Bukton

werk van Geoffrey Chaucer

author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Troilus and Criseyde

werk van Geoffrey Chaucer

author: Geoffrey Chaucer

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