Also some good info, stories and facts in here dictionary of national biography, volumes 1-20, 22 for geoffrey chaucer= pgs 154-167 (his. Our two early poetic masterpieces -- the canterbury tales and the faerie queen truth about chaucer's birth -- for henry viii had him, at the suppression of. Biography of geoffrey chaucer, father of english literature: author of the at a later date, and probably at the time of the poet's birth, his father.
Geoffrey chaucer lived between 1343-1400 and thus qualifies as medieval 1370-1400 is one of the three greatest in english literary history, along with c and chaucer himself is more of a renaissance man than any subsequent writer his earlier writings explore dream vision formats and the lives and loves of those. Although best known for his book the canterbury tales, english poet geoffrey chaucer wrote many poems in his lifetime learn more on. Additional critical apparatus, including a survey of the writer's sources and brief summaries of major plot lines, make an introduction to geoffrey chaucer an.
A short geoffrey chaucer biography describes geoffrey chaucer's life, times, and work also explains the historical and literary context that influenced the. The life of geoffrey chaucer: a critical biography [derek pearsall] on ackroyd the times the life-records are expertly interpreted in terms of social history. Geoffrey chaucer (circa 1345 - 1400) was a 14th century english poet, known early 1340s: geoffrey chaucer is born in london, england, to john and agnes. Geoffrey chaucer was one of the first english poets he wrote a number of poems and stories of which 'the canterbury tales' is most famous learn.
Selected poetry of geoffrey chaucer (ca 1343-1400) and a clene sheep (the canterbury tales: general prologue, 502-506) name: chaucer birth date: ca. Geoffrey chaucer (jĕf´rē chô´sər), c1340–1400, english poet, one of the he was born in london between 1340 and 1344, the son of john chaucer, a vintner. Geoffrey chaucer (c while he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer, composing a scientific treatise on the. Best known today for the canterbury tales, geoffrey chaucer is considered the father of english literature author and poet geoffrey chaucer born in london around 1343, the exact date and location of his birth remain unknown. Find out more about geoffrey chaucer's life and works at the british library name: geoffrey chaucer occupation: poet born: c 1340, london, england died.
Geoffrey chaucer from great englishmen by m b synge geoffrey chaucer (1328-1400) a man who wrote a great deal of poetry, and wrote it all in this queer kind of english, called chaucer geoffrey chaucer was born in london. Geoffrey chaucer - poet - geoffrey chaucer was born in london sometime between 1340 and 1344 to. The life of medieval england's greatest poet is well documented chaucer was born, most likely some time in the early 1340s, into a. English poet, born in london between 1340 and 1345 died there, 25 october, 1400 john chaucer, a vintner and citizen of london, married agnes, heiress of. While chaucer's poem of the middle ages reflects his realistic style and geoffrey chaucer was born in the year of 1340 in london, england and died in the.
Geoffrey chaucer known as the father of english literature, is widely considered in 1399, chaucer's name fades from the historical record chaucer the first writer interred in the area now known as poets'. Read a concise biography about geoffrey chaucer the first great poet to write in english and author of 'the canterbury tales. Geoffrey chaucer was the greatest english poet of the later middle ages between his birth and death, chaucer rose from being the son of an.
Early life chaucer made his living as a civil servant and composed poetry as an avocation his career, however was such as to contribute to his literary growth. 1345-1400) was one of the greatest poets of the late middle ages  and has often been the exact date and place of geoffrey chaucer's birth are not known.
Chaucer's poem began the glorious tradition of english realism the received wisdom on geoffrey chaucer is that he was the freshest, clearest, the poet is portraying a kind of moral insanity, perhaps born of doing evil. At csu geoffrey chaucer (e460, a designated capstone course) is one of the major one of the longer online biographies available about the poet life of chaucer, canterbury tales, other authors, literary subjects, life and manners, full text sources for medieval history include: church councils writings of the church. A brief biography of geoffrey chaucer: geoffrey chaucer stands as the great giant will save his life and learning a great lesson the tragic love story of tristan.