English Poet and wrote the unfinished work. The Canterbury Tales. It is considered one of the greatest poetic works in English. Geoffrey Chaucer was born circa 1340 in London, England. In 1357 he became a public servant to Countess Elizabeth of Ulster. He continued to work as a public servant to the British court throughout his lifetime. The Canterbury Tales became his best known and most acclaimed work.
He died October 25, 1400 of In London, England and was the first to be burled In Westminster Abbeys Poet’s Corner. Poet Geoffrey Chaucer was born Rica 1340, most likely at his parents’ house on Thames Street In London, England. Saucer’s family was of the bourgeois class. They descended from an affluent family who made their money In the London wine trade. According to some sources, Saucer’s father, John, carried on the family wine business.
Geoffrey Chaucer Is believed to have attended the SST. Pall’s Cathedral School, where he probably first became acquainted with the influential writing of Virgil and Ovid. In 1357, Chaucer became a public servant to Countess Elizabeth of Ulster, the Duke of Clearance’s wife. Chaucer was paid a small stipend-?enough to pay for his food and clothing. In 1 359, the teenage Chaucer went off to fight in The Hundred Years’ War in France. At Rather he was captured for ransom.
Thanks to Saucer’s royal connections, King Edward Ill helped pay his ransom. After Saucer’s release, he Joined the Royal Service, traveling throughout France, Spain and Italy on diplomatic missions throughout the early to mid-sass. For his services, King Edward granted Chaucer a pension of 20 marks. In 1366 Chaucer married Philippe Rote. Philippe was Sir Payne Root’s daughter, and the marriage conveniently helped further Saucer’s career in the English court.