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Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer was an English poet, author, and civil servant best known for The Canterbury Tales. He has been called the "father of English literature", or, alternatively, the "father of English poetry". He was the first writer to be buried in what has since come to be called Poets' Corner, in Westminster Abbey. Chaucer also gained fame as a philosopher and astronomer, composing the scientific A Treatise on the Astrolabe for his 10-year-old son... Read More

Bornc. 1340s
London, England
Died25 October 1400 (aged 56–57)
London, England
OccupationAuthor, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, diplomat


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