Geoffrey chaucer (c 1343 - october 25, 1400) was an english writer, poet, and philosopher he is famous for writing canterbury tales which were not finished he is one of the first writers to write in english and is considered the father of english literature. Most of the ballads of the middle english period revealed the lack of _____ influence in society poets geoffrey chaucer is reputed to be one of the three greatest english _______. Geoffrey chaucer (c 1343 - october 25, 1400) was an english author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat (courtier), and diplomat chaucer is most famous as the author of the canterbury tales he is sometimes credited with being the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular. A brief biography of geoffrey chaucer: geoffrey chaucer stands as the great giant of english poetry his verse is still read and enjoyed today and often adapted for theatre performances. Geoffrey chaucer was recognized even in his own time as one of the greatest of english poets and is now regarded as the foremost writer in english literature before the time of william shakespeare.
A major reexamination of england's greatest narrative poet, it is supplemented with reproductions of chaucer portraits and other illustrations, including derek pearsall is gurney professor of english at harvard university and was professor and co-director of the centre for medieval studies at the. Chaucer is one of the central figures of english literature the canterbury tales and troilus and criseyde are two of the greatest long poems in english, along with the faerie queene, paradise lost, and the prelude. 2 biography geoffrey chaucer was the greatest english poet of the later middle ages chaucer is generally considered to be second only to william chaucer made a crucial contribution to english literature in using english at a time when much court poetry was still written in anglo-norman or latin. Geoffrey chaucer, hailed as the father of english literature, was the greatest english poet of the middle ages he was also the first poet to be buried in poet's corner of westminster abbey chaucer was also famous as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer.
Short biography birth geoffrey chaucer was born in london, possibly in thames street first known literary works at about this time he may have made a translation of the romance of the rose from the french, and, shortly afterwards, his first original work appeared, the book of the duchess. Geoffrey chaucer was an english poet during the middle ages he is considered the father of english poetry and the first to be buried at poets' corner, in westminster abbey. Geoffrey chaucer (ca 1345-1400) was one of the greatest poets of the late middle ages (c e 476 c-1500) and is considered to be the father of english poetry chaucer was born in 1343 to a fairly upper-middle class family, probably in london, his father being a wine merchant and king's butler's. He was the first great poet to write his works in english he served the plantagenet rulers in the english court and was the brother-in-law of the beautiful short biography profile and facts about the life of geoffrey chaucer of england the following biography information provides basic facts and.
Famously difficult author acclaimed by former poet laureate andrew motion as a writer 'of immense gifts and originality and authenticity. Geoffrey 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 in poet's corner of westminster abbey. Eustache deschamps sends chaucer a poem lauding chaucer as a great translator, noble geoffrey chaucer october 12: chaucer appointed justice of chaucer's tomb erected in westminster abbey, the first poet of the poets' corner, where other famous british poets will continue to be buried.
Geoffrey chaucer was born in 1343, the son of john and agnes (de copton) chaucer chaucer was descended from two generations of wealthy vintners who had everything but a title and in 1357 chaucer began pursuing a position at court. Geoffrey chaucer is known as one of the greatest english poets of all time the date of his birth is not known precisely but experts estimate that he was born somewhere around 1343 the son of a successful london wine seller, it is thought that he may have attended st paul's latin grammar school. Geoffrey chaucer, the esteemed founder of english poetry, was born in 1340 london is his birthplace and the poet spent his boyhood in the the first poem of his first period is the 'romount of the rose' which is a translation from the french 'roman de la rose' it was one of the most romantic. Geoffrey chaucer is known as 'the father of english poetry' and his burial in westminster abbey begins the tradition of 'poet's corner', last resting place. The outstanding english poet geoffrey chaucer, renown before shakespeare, is considered the first finder of our english language his canterbury tales ranks as one of the greatest public works english literature renowned author, chauser also contributed importantly the second half of the.
The first great english poet, geoffrey chaucer lived in a turbulent period of war, plague, social revolt, religious heresy and murdered kings the poem here is incorporated into a fifteenth-century copy of the pilgrimage of the lyfe of the manhode, an anonymous english prose translation of guillaume. Geoffrey chaucer (c 1343 - 25 october 1400), 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 in poet's corner of westminster abbey. Geoffrey chaucer biography (famous poet bio) read information including facts, works, awards, and the life story and history of geoffrey chaucer the poetry of chaucer, along with other writers of the era, is credited with helping to standardise the london dialect of the middle english language. Biographies biography of geoffrey chaucer leave a comment born: c 1343 london, united kingdom author, poet popular poems by geoffrey chaucer canterbury tales, the knight's tale, book i [excerpt] the canterbury tales the phisiciens tale the canterbury tales the reves tale.
Early life chaucer made his living as a civil servant and composed poetry as an avocation chaucer translated this universal favorite, putting in some original english touches but of the present romaunt, only the first seventeen the third great poem of the period is the legend of good women. Biographical note poet, was born in london, the son of john chaucer, a vintner of thames street the acquaintance which chaucer displays with all branches of the learning of his time shows that he must of the works ascribed to chaucer several are, for various reasons, of greater or less strength.
Geoffrey chaucer immortalised the medieval pilgrimage and the diversity of fourteenth century english society in his canterbury tales so what do we know of the man who is called the father of english literature how did he introduce the themes of continental writing to an english speaking audience. A brief overview of geoffrey chaucer's life in 1357 he became page to the countess of ulster, elizabeth, the wife of prince lionel, third son of edward iii here he learned the ways of the court and made the acquaintance of great men like john of gaunt, duke of lancaster and edward iii's fourth son. Geoffrey chaucer, english poet the name chaucer, a french form of the latin calcearius, a shoemaker, is found in london and the eastern counties as early as the second half of the 13th century some of the london chaucers lived in cordwainer street, in the shoemakers' quarter.