Geoffrey Chaucer Biography
Geoffrey Chaucer was well known as the father of British English literature in UK. He was the greatest english poet in the Middle Ages. Geoffrey Chaucer was the first poet buried in Poet’s Corner which is in Westminster Abbey. He achieved popularity during his career as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer, composing a scientific treatise on the astrolabe for his 10 year-old son Lewis. Chaucer was also preserving an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat.
Geoffrey Chaucer birth exact information is not available. Chaucer was born in Thames Street, London around 1343 and died on 25th October 1400. His resting place is Westminster Abbey in London. Thames Street father was John Chaucer who had wine business.
Around 1366, Chaucer was married to Philippa Roet. Before marriage she used to work as a lady-in-waiting in the British queen’s household. They had two children and they are Elizabeth Chaucer, Thomas Chaucer.
In 1357, he was noblewoman’s page to Elizabeth, Countess of Ulster, wife of Edward III third son. In 1357, Chaucer joined as a public servant and started services to Countess Elizabeth of Ulster, the Duke of Clarence’s wife. Chaucer serviced for small stipend, it was not enough to his daily expenditure like food and clothing.
In 1359, at the age of 16 chaucer went to fight against France in The Hundred Years’ War. At Rethel he was caught as payoff. King Edward III was helped his release with some payment. After Chaucer’s release, Edward III sent Geoffrey Chaucer on diplomatic missions to France, Spain and Italy. His travels reveal him to work with authors such as Dante, Boccaccio and Froissart.