Geoffrey chaucer was born between 1340 and 1345, probably in london his father was a prosperous wine merchant we do not know any details of his early life and education in 1357, he was a page. Some fun facts about medieval english poet geoffrey chaucer 1 one of chaucer's earliest poems was 'an abc', an acrostic which he wrote for people to use in prayer like much of chaucer's work, 'an abc' was a middle english translation of a french work, in this case a prayer written by guillaume de deguileville. Although some of the facts of his life remain unknown, much of chaucer's poetry has survived for nearly 700 years his canterbury tales and other works proved revolutionary for their time literary critics and historians have tended to partition chaucer's literary career into three major periods: the french, the italian and the english.
In the grant of his pension chaucer is called dilectus vallectus noster, our beloved yeoman before the end of 1368 he had risen to be one of the king's esquires. Geoffrey chaucer, now considered english literature royalty, did not have such lofty beginnings he was born into a family of winemakers and merchants sometime in the 1340s, and although he spent. Geoffrey chaucer, (born c 1342/43, london, england—died october 25, 1400, london), the outstanding english poet before shakespeare and the first finder of our language his the canterbury tales ranks as one of the greatest poetic works in english. Chaucer's poetry geoffrey chaucer geoffrey chaucer was a 14th century poet, living from circa 1343 to october 25, 1400 chaucer is considered to be the greatest english poet of the middle ages, and was the first poet to be buried in the poets' corner of westminiser abbey.
English poet geoffrey chaucer wrote the unfinished work, the canterbury tales it is considered one of the greatest poetic works in english chaucer's mention of the real-life royal palaces. Geoffrey chaucer biography (famous poet bio) read information including facts, works, awards, and the life story and history of geoffrey chaucer this short biographical feature on geoffrey chaucer will help you learn about one of the best famous poet poets of all-time. Geoffrey chaucer was born in london sometime between 1340 and 1344 to john chaucer and agnes copton john chaucer was an affluent wine merchant and deputy to the king's butler through his father's connections, geoffrey held several positions early in his life, serving as a noblewoman's page, a courtier, a diplomat, a civil servant, and a. The canterbury tales (middle english: tales of caunterbury) is a collection of 24 stories that runs to over 17,000 lines written in middle english by geoffrey chaucer between 1387 and 1400 in 1386, chaucer became controller of customs and justice of peace and, in 1389, clerk of the king's work [4.
Chaucer's wordes unto adam, his owne scriveyn the first great english poet, geoffrey chaucer lived in a turbulent period of war, plague, social revolt, religious heresy and murdered kings. The life and writings of geoffrey chaucer, award-winning professor seth lerer's masterful course on one of western literature's most enduring poets, is a fascinating look at chaucer's life, his world, and the language in which he wrote. Discover how geoffrey chaucer chronicled the manners and morals of 14th-century england in canterbury tales, an ingenious collection of stories wittily revealing insights to human nature and the. Records of plague outbreaks are taken from singman and mclean's daily life in chaucer's england for more information, see chaucer in his time, in pp 956-960 of fisher, which covers the material in greater detail, and a list of biographies at the bottom of this page. Geoffrey chaucer (born 1340/44, died 1400) is remembered as the author of the canterbury tales, which ranks as one of the greatest epic works of world literature chaucer made a crucial contribution to english literature in using english at a time when much court poetry was still written in anglo-norman or latin.
The canterbury tales is the most famous and critically acclaimed work of geoffrey chaucer, a late-fourteenth-century english poet little is known about chaucer's personal life, and even less about his education, but a number of existing records document his professional life. The canterbury tales between 1387 and 1400 chaucer must have devoted much time to the writing of his most famous work, the canterbury tales chaucer gives his tale of pilgrimage, or journey to a sacred site, national suggestions by directing it toward the shrine of st thomas becket (c 1118-1170), a citizen of london and a national hero. This work is an immersion into both the life of chaucer and the world in which he lived it is history at its most comprehensively researched, written with a flare that seldom fails to keep at least one foot upon the ground.
Geoffrey chaucer was born in 1343, the son of john and agnes (de copton) chaucer chaucer was descended from two generations of wealthy vintners who had everything but a title and in 1357 chaucer began pursuing a position at court. Geoffrey chaucer, english poet the name chaucer, a french form of the latin calcearius, a shoemaker, is found in london and the eastern counties as early as the second half of the 13th century some of the london chaucers lived in cordwainer street, in the shoemakers' quarter several of them. Chaucer's canterbury road in 1386 geoffrey chaucer endured the worst year of his life, but he also made his best decision, or at least the decision for which we're most grateful today.
Geoffrey chaucer (/ ˈ tʃ ɔː s ər / c 1343 - 25 october 1400), known as the father of english literature, is widely considered the greatest english poet of the middle ages. Geoffrey chaucer the english author and courtier geoffrey chaucer (ca 1345-1400) was one of the greatest poets of the late middle ages  and has often been called the father of english poetry his best-known works are the canterbury tales  and troilus and criseyde.
T he canterbury tales is the most famous and critically acclaimed work of geoffrey chaucer, a late-fourteenth- century english poet little is known about chaucer's personal life, and even less about his education, but a. The riverside chaucer contains all the works of geoffrey chaucer in middle-english as it is the most authentic and exciting edition available of chaucer's complete works, it is recommended both to scholars and students. Geoffrey chaucer occupies a unique position in the middle ages he was born a commoner, but through his intellect and astute judgments of human character, he moved freely among the aristocracy although very little is definitely known about the details of his life, chaucer was probably born shortly after 1340.