, 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 frame narrative The Canterbury Tales
. 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.
As a character, Chaucer appears in A Knight's Tale
, where he is played by Paul Bettany.He hath a blog, too. And eke doth tweet, by'r Lady!
Works by Geoffrey Chaucer with their own trope page:
Other works by Geoffrey Chaucer provide examples of: