Geoffrey Chaucer

By: Janathan Wright


  • Died on October 25, 1400
  • Born in 1343 to a upper middle class family
  • He lived in London, England
  • He married Phillippa Roet in 1366


  • He is known as the Father of English literature

Recognition and Accomplishments

  • He is widely considered the greatest poet of the Middle Ages
  • He was the first poet to be buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey.
  • He was the author of the Canterbury Tales
  • The Canterbury Tales helped shape British Literature into the phenomenon that it was in the Middle Ages
  • He also was the author of "The Book of the Duchess".
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