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Geoffrey Chaucer (about 1343 – 25 Wintermonth 1400) was an English writer and yeeder, nameknown for his work The Canterbury Tales, which showed that English could be as good and worthy as French or Latin.

Chaucer was born about 1343 in London. His father and sterling-father were both wine sellers in London. In his early life, he seems to have worked for the king and fared all over Europe.

Chaucer began work on his greatest work, The Canterbury Tales, in the 1380s; he halted writing this in the late 1390s, leaving it unfulfilled at his death.