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Geoffrey Chaucer

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Nationality: English
Also Known by the Nickname: Father of English Literature
Lifespan: 1343-1400
Date of Birth: He was born in London in 1343 ( his exact date of birth is unknown)
Family connections : He was the son of a vintner
Married: Geoffrey Chaucer married Philippa de Roet at St Mary de Castro in Leicester.
Education: Geoffrey Chaucer was well educated and studied law at the Inner Temple in London
Career: Geoffrey Chaucer was an author, poet, philosopher, courtier, and diplomat.
Date of Death: Geoffrey Chaucer died in 1400 ( his exact date of death is unknown)
Place of Burial: Poet's Corner, Westminister Abbey (He was the first to bury here)
Character of Geoffrey Chaucer: Intelligent, loyal and hard working
Accomplishments or why Geoffrey Chaucer was famous: as the author of Canterbury Tales. Geoffrey Chaucer also wrote 'The Book of the Duchess' which was an elegy for Blanche of Lancaster who was the first wife of John of Gaunt.

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 have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey.

★ Prior to Chaucer’s writings, however, most texts in England were composed in Latin (the language of the church) or French (the language of the nobility).

★ Chaucer decided to write in the language of the people—medieval English—and thus changed the history of literature.

★ He was a prolific author, penning many stories and poems over the course of his lifetime, but he is best known for The Canterbury Tales, a collection of wise, ironic, funny, and bawdy stories that still connect with readers today.

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