Geoffrey Chaucer

1343 - 1400

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Geoffrey Chaucer (; c. 1340s – 25 October 1400) was an English poet and author. Widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, he is best known for The Canterbury Tales. He has been called the "father of English literature", or, alternatively, the "father of English poetry". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Geoffrey Chaucer has received more than 4,748,204 page views. His biography is available in 129 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 128 in 2019). Geoffrey Chaucer is the 173rd most popular writer (down from 167th in 2019), the 121st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 110th in 2019) and the 18th most popular British Writer.

Geoffrey Chaucer is most famous for his Canterbury Tales, a collection of stories told by a group of pilgrims on their way to Canterbury.

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Among writers, Geoffrey Chaucer ranks 173 out of 5,794Before him are Fernando Pessoa, Juvenal, Cyrano de Bergerac, Joseph Conrad, Jean Racine, and Menander. After him are François-René de Chateaubriand, Dale Carnegie, Constantine VII, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Terence, and Naguib Mahfouz.

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Among people born in 1343, Geoffrey Chaucer ranks 1After him are Joan of Valois, Queen of Navarre, Emperor Chōkei, Demetrios I Kantakouzenos, Tommaso Mocenigo, and Constance of Aragon, Queen of Sicily. Among people deceased in 1400, Geoffrey Chaucer ranks 2Before him is Richard II of England. After him are Luo Guanzhong, Rustichello da Pisa, Masamune, Dragoș, Voivode of Moldavia, André Beauneveu, Baldus de Ubaldis, Baude Cordier, Antonio Venier, and Irene Palaiologina.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Geoffrey Chaucer ranks 121 out of 6,924Before him are Edward Elgar (1857), John Napier (1550), Diana, Princess of Wales (1961), Charles I of England (1600), Henry Purcell (1659), and Lady Godiva (990). After him are Jane Seymour (1508), Robert Owen (1771), John Milton (1608), John, King of England (1166), Saint Patrick (385), and Liam Neeson (1952).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Geoffrey Chaucer ranks 18Before him are Emily Brontë (1818), Walter Scott (1771), William Blake (1757), Charlotte Brontë (1816), Aldous Huxley (1894), and H. G. Wells (1866). After him are John Milton (1608), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), Roald Dahl (1916), C. S. Lewis (1898), Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), and William Golding (1911).