History Creator / GeoffreyChaucer

14th Dec '16 3:15:44 PM Xtifr
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'''Geoffrey Chaucer''' (''Galfridus Chaucer'', ''El Jefe'', ''L.L. Cool Geoff'') (c. 1343 25 October 1400) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished [[FramingDevice frame narrative]] ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales''. Sometimes called the "father of English literature", Chaucer is widely credited as first demonstrating the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language as opposed to French or Latin, and thus, he is the one who made stories accessible to the general, uneducated, illiterate-in-English-let-alone-Latin-or-French average Joe. Chaucer's works were among the earliest printed in English, which did much to establish his southern dialect as "correct" written English. He is buried in the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey. He is in fact the ''reason'' it is called the Poet's Corner. Of course, he owed his Westminster Abbey grave to his services to the crown, ''not'' his literary eminence.

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'''Geoffrey Chaucer''' Geoffrey Chaucer (''Galfridus Chaucer'', ''El Jefe'', ''L.L. Cool Geoff'') (c. 1343 25 October 1400) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished [[FramingDevice frame narrative]] ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales''. Sometimes called the "father of English literature", Chaucer is widely credited as first demonstrating the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language as opposed to French or Latin, and thus, he is the one who made stories accessible to the general, uneducated, illiterate-in-English-let-alone-Latin-or-French average Joe. Chaucer's works were among the earliest printed in English, which did much to establish his southern dialect as "correct" written English. He is buried in the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey. He is in fact the ''reason'' it is called the Poet's Corner. Of course, he owed his Westminster Abbey grave to his services to the crown, ''not'' his literary eminence.
23rd Sep '15 2:15:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar: The setting of ''Troilus and Criseyde''.
23rd Sep '15 2:15:07 AM Morgenthaler
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->''[[KnightInShiningArmor A knyght ther was, and that a worthy man,]]''

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->''[[KnightInShiningArmor A ->''A knyght ther was, and that a worthy man,]]''man,''



->''[[CoolHorse To riden out, he loved chivalrie,]]''
->''[[ForGreatJustice Trouthe and honour, fredom and curteisie.]]''

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->''[[CoolHorse To ->''To riden out, he loved chivalrie,]]''
->''[[ForGreatJustice Trouthe
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->''Trouthe
and honour, fredom and curteisie.]]''
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25th Jun '15 6:23:08 PM nombretomado
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As a character, Chaucer appears in ''[[AKnightsTale A Knight's Tale]]'', where he is played by Creator/PaulBettany.

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As a character, Chaucer appears in ''[[AKnightsTale A Knight's Tale]]'', ''Film/AKnightsTale'', where he is played by Creator/PaulBettany.
12th May '15 5:21:42 PM larkey
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As a character, Chaucer appears in ''[[AKnightsTale A Knight's Tale]]'', where he is played by Paul Bettany.

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As a character, Chaucer appears in ''[[AKnightsTale A Knight's Tale]]'', where he is played by Paul Bettany.
Creator/PaulBettany.
11th May '15 5:06:40 AM Patachou
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He ended at #81 in ''Series/OneHundredGreatestBritons''.
16th Mar '15 8:16:44 PM jormis29
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* TheTrojanWar: The setting of ''Troilus and Criseyde''.

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* TheTrojanWar: UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar: The setting of ''Troilus and Criseyde''.
23rd Jul '14 10:09:57 PM cof271189
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***Chaucer and Gaunt were more than friends. They were family - Gaunt's mistress-turned-third wife, Katherine Swynford, was Chaucer's wife Philippa's sister, making them brothers-in-law.
1st Jul '14 9:40:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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[[GeoffreyChaucerHathABlog He hath a blog, too.]] [[https://twitter.com/LeVostreGC And eke doth tweet, by'r Lady!]]

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[[GeoffreyChaucerHathABlog [[Blog/GeoffreyChaucerHathABlog He hath a blog, too.]] [[https://twitter.com/LeVostreGC And eke doth tweet, by'r Lady!]]
27th Apr '14 10:21:26 AM CrimsonZephyr
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** It's sometimes suggested that Henry IV himself ordered Chaucer's death, but this was probably unlikely. While Henry ''did'' have most of Richard's court killed (and in fact, would have been content never having ''been'' king if Richard got rid of them himself), Chaucer was one of the exceptions, as he was a friend of Henry's father, John of Gaunt.
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