Geoffrey Chaucer

By: Christopher Franco & Kamryn Magnuson

Personal Information

Date of birth/death:1343-1400

Age he died: 57

Place of birth:London

Place of death: London

Family Members:Children: Thomas Chaucer, Elizabeth Chaucer, Lewis Chaucer, Anges Chaucer

Parents: John Chaucer, Anges Copton

Life Information

Education: His father’s clerk taught him how to read and write before he went to school.

Marrige: Phillppa

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.

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Child & Adulthood

His dad inspired him. Nobody really inspired him when he was a kid.

Interesting Story

Most of the poems Chaucer writes about his life or things that happen in it.

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