By: Christopher Franco & Kamryn Magnuson
Education: His father’s clerk taught him how to read and write before he went to school.
Children: Thomas Chaucer, Elizabeth Chaucer, Lewis Chaucer, Anges Chaucer
Why is he famous: He was the most famous writer of Medieval England. Served in the Clerk of the King’s office. Leveraged his many connections.
How did he become famous: He wrote poetry.
What is his major contribution to society: He “changed” poetry because he was so good and famous.
Quote: “We know little of the things for which we pray.”
Interesting Facts:Fought France in the army. His family wasn’t wealthy, he got captured in 1360, he was acused of a crime, he got robbed while he was at work.