Geoffrey Chaucer

By: Samantha Battist


Born: c. 1343

Death: October 25, 1400

Place of Birth: London, England, United Kingdom

Place of Death: London, England, United Kingdom

Facts about Chaucer

* The Canterbury Tales is considered one of the greatest poetic works in English.

  • * Chaucer was criticised for his lack of seriousness.
  • * Chaucer's first published work was The Book of the Duchess, a poem of over 1,300 lines.

    Chaucer's Influence

    * He elevated the prestige of English as a literary language as well as increasing
  • the range of its poetic vocabulary and metres.
  • *Chaucer was the first English writer to write in the language of the people, the vernacular English, rather than Latin or French, the languages used for most literary writings in the 1300s
  • Work Cited

    ~ “Biography of Geoffrey Chaucer.” GradeSaver. 1999-2012. GradeSaver LLC. 8 July 2012

    ~ World History textbook