Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer

Born: c.1343 Died: 25/10/1400 Gender: Male Genre: Medieval Occupation: Poet

Geoffrey Chaucer, author of the Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde, is credited with having set the style for Middle English literature. He was born in London, around 1345, into a well-connected family of wine merchants, and earned his living as an administrative servant of the royal court. The continuous publication of the Canterbury Tales since the author’s death, and the inspiration the stories have provided for other writers and artists, are testimony to the enduring appeal of Chaucer’s writing.

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Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’

Title: 'The Canterbury Tales' Published: 1476 Format: Poetry Period: Medieval Genre: Medieval Learn more
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