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1343, London, United Kingdom
October 25, 1400, London, United Kingdom
Author, Poet, Philosopher, Bureaucrat, Diplomat
c. 1342/43 – 25 October 1400
Geoffrey Chaucer was an English poet, author, and civil servant. He has been called the "father of English literature", or, alternatively, the "father of English poetry". Chaucer also gained fame as a philosopher and astronomer, composing the scientific A Treatise on the Astrolabe.
The Canterbury Tales, The Book of the Duchess, Anelida and Arcite, The House of Fame, Parlement of Foules, The Legend of Good Women, Troilus and Criseyde, A Treatise on the Astrolabe, etc.
“Patience is a conquering virtue.”
“What is better than wisdom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing.”
“Forbid us something and that thing we desire”
“Life is short. Art long. Opportunity is fleeting. Expierience treacherous. Judgement difficult.”
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