Geoffrey Chaucer

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Beginning Years

Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London of 1343. He married Philippa Roet and had four children. He was a public servant to Countess Elizabeth of Ulster; He continued to work with the British Court throughout his lifetime. In 1367, Geoffrey Chaucer was given a pension by the king, so he began to travel the world on diplomatic missions. While traveling, he discovered the work of several other authors, of whom later influenced his own writings.

Literary Works

Chaucer had written a number of things before his death. His first narrative poem was The Book of Duchess. Next, he wrote The House of Fame(1374-1385). Also he translated The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius to later create his own poem called The Parliament of Birds. Chaucer's greatest work was The Canterbury Tales. Canterbury Tales was a framed story about a group of thirty people who travel as pilgrims to Canterbury. However, Chaucer did not finish this story because of his unfortunate death in 1400.