Poet geoffrey chaucer was born circa 1340 in london, england in 1357 he became a public servant to countess elizabeth of ulster and continued in that capacity with the british court throughout. Brief biography of 14th century poet, geoffrey chaucer with a focus on his most famous work, the canterbury tales this video is not to be copied without permission from creator (if you are using. Geoffrey chaucer (/ ˈ tʃ ɔː s ər / c 1343 - 25 october 1400), known as the father of english literature, is widely considered the greatest english poet of the middle ages.
The canterbury tales and other poems of geoffrey chaucer edited for popular perusal by d laing purves contents preface life of chaucer the. The life and writings of geoffrey chaucer, award-winning professor seth lerer's masterful course on one of western literature's most enduring poets, is a fascinating look at chaucer's life, his world, and the language in which he wrote. The canterbury tales (middle english: tales of caunterbury) is a collection of 24 stories that runs to over 17,000 lines written in middle english by geoffrey chaucer between 1387 and 1400 in 1386, chaucer became controller of customs and justice of peace and, in 1389, clerk of the king's work [4.
Chaucer's poetry geoffrey chaucer geoffrey chaucer was a 14th century poet, living from circa 1343 to october 25, 1400 chaucer is considered to be the greatest english poet of the middle ages, and was the first poet to be buried in the poets' corner of westminiser abbey. The facts about geoffrey chaucer's life are plentiful enough it is the connections between the facts that seem to elude us--those subtle nuances of feeling & emotion that a biographer relies on to paint a true, complete portrait. The canterbury tales is the most famous and critically acclaimed work of geoffrey chaucer, a late-fourteenth-century english poet little is known about chaucer's personal life, and even less about his education, but a number of existing records document his professional life.
Geoffrey chaucer •often called the father of english poetry -during chaucer's time, language of literature, science, diplomacy, and religion were latin and french. Geoffrey chaucer was a great english writer of the 14th century chaucer was born between 1340 and 1343 but we don't know the exact date his father was a wine merchant in london little is know about the early life of geoffrey chaucer he was first recorded in the year 1357 when he was employed by. Geoffrey chaucer (/ t s r / c 1343 - 25 october 1400), known as the father of english literature, is widely considered the greatest english poet of the middle ageshe was the first poet to be buried in poets' corner of westminster abbey. Geoffrey chaucer led a busy official life, as an esquire of the royal court, as the comptroller of the customs for the port of london, as a participant in important diplomatic missions, and in a variety of other official duties.
Geoffrey chaucer is universally accepted as the major english poet of the middle ages, author ofthe canterbury tales (1387-1400), the long and ambitious romance troilus and criseyde (1382), and a. Geoffrey chaucer biography truth is the highest thing that man may keep - geoffrey chaucer, canterbury tales geoffrey chaucer (c 1343 - october 25, 1400) was an english writer, poet, and philosopher. Life of geoffrey chaucer who was a fourteenth century writer famous for his canterbury tales seen by some as the father of english literature. Geoffrey chaucer's biography and life storygeoffrey chaucer known as the father of english literature, is widely considered the greatest english poet of the middle ages and was the first poet to have been buried i.
Geoffrey chaucer was born in 1343, to john chaucer a vintner and deputy to the king chaucer, his family name is derived from the french word 'chausseur' meaning shoemaker as chaucer was a public servant his life is well known with five hundred of his writings as a witness to his remarkable career. The major works of geoffrey chaucer, with its important themes, characters, year etc, will be covered in this quiz the storyline of his woks will also be covered in this. Geoffrey chaucer was born in london he was the son of a prosperous wine merchant and deputy to the king's butler, and his wife agnes little is known of his early education, but his works show that he could read french, latin, and italian.