Wh en and where was he born?
He was born somewhere around 1343 in London. Wh at occupations did he have during his life?
He was trained for knighthood, he also worked as a
courtier, a diplomat, and a civil servant,
as wel as working
for the king
, col ecting and inventorying scrap metal How many periods are his works divided into? What are they called? What are the main works of e ach period ? What/who are they inspired by?
is general y divided into three periods the French period (“The romance of the rose
”), the Italian
period (“Troilus and Criseyde”,
inspired by his own trip to Italy
) and the English
period (“The Canterbury Tales
”) Wh at type of a work is T he Canterbury Tales ?
Poetry (two tales are in prose: the Tale of Melibee and the
Parson’s Tale) Wh en did Chaucer die? Where is he buried?
He is believed to have died of unknown causes
October, 1400. Geoffrey Chaucer
is buried in
'Poets' Corner', Westminster Abbey, London. Wh y is he called the f a ther of English literature ?
One of the main reasons is because he basical y wrote
the first novel
in history, and it was read by