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Abdulla Fadul Mrs. T imm 12C January 18th. Introduction. Geoffrey John Chaucer Father of English poetry (1342-1400). Background history. Born to a middle class family His family were wine merchants who sold to noble and royal people Roamed around all over Europe. His famous writings.

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introduction
Introduction
  • Geoffrey John Chaucer
  • Father of English poetry
  • (1342-1400)
background history
Background history
  • Born to a middle class family
  • His family were wine merchants who sold to noble and royal people
  • Roamed around all over Europe
his famous writings
His famous writings
  • Personal advancement: The Book of the Duchess.
  • The Canterbury Tales
  • House of Fame
  • The Parliament of Fowls
education years
Education years
  • His father was a wine merchant who believed his child should have a formal education
  • He attended the St. Paul’s Cathedral School, where he probably first became acquainted with the influential writing of Virgil and Ovid.
  • He read French, Latin and Italian
career years
Career years
  • Courier
  • Diplomat
  • Civil servant
  • Scrap metal collector
  • Clerk
  • Writer
  • Poet
  • A page to the court of the Countess of Ulster
  • A Justice of the Peace
  • Member of Parliament 
personal life
Personal life
  • His beloved wife : Philippa Roet (1366–1387)
  • His children: four

Thomas Chaucer

Elizabeth Chaucer

Agnes Chaucer

Lewis Chaucer

  • Engaged in diplomatic missions
  • He was in debt
final years
Final years
  • Death: October 25, 1400
  • Died in London, England.
  • Death age: 60 years old.
  • Place of burial Westminster Abbey.
  • Buried in the Poets corner
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Encyclopedia Britannica. Geoffrey Chaucer. 2014. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/108024/Geoffrey-Chaucer>.

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes. 2014. <http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/geoffrey_chaucer.html >.

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History Learning Site. Geoffrey Chaucer. 2013. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/geoffrey-chaucer.htm>.

Masterworks of British Literature. Geoffrey Chaucer: Some Background to the Poet and his Times. 2009. <http://masterworksbritlit.wordpress.com/2009/02/06/geoffrey-chaucer-some-background-to-the-poet-and-his-times/ >.

Sparknotes. THE CANTERBURY TALES. 2013. <http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/canterbury/context.html>.

The literature network. Geoffrey Chaucer. 2013. <http://www.online-literature.com/chaucer/>.