Geoffrey chaucer, arguably the greatest english writer before shakespeare, was born in london in the early 1340s to a merchant family the family name suggests the shoe trade, though there is some record of their having been wine merchants. About geoffrey chaucer geoffrey chaucer, born in london in around 1343ad, is a poet of the middle ages, widely known as the father of english literature chaucer was from a family of successful merchants and as a teenager was a page to elizabeth, countess of ulster, who was married into the royal family. Geoffrey chaucer known as the father of english literature, is widely considered the greatest english poet of the middle ages he was the first poet to be buried in poets' corner of westminster abbey. Geoffrey chaucer the english author and courtier geoffrey chaucer (ca 1345-1400) was one of the greatest poets of the late middle ages  and has often been called the father of english poetry his best-known works are the canterbury tales  and troilus and criseyde. Dante's has been one of the many exterior influences to which english literature has been subjected, and prof oscar kuhns's little book, called dante and the english poets, from chaucer to.
Chaucer probably became familiar with italian literature in the 1360s and 1370s during his diplomatic missions to italy, and he seems quite conversant with the works of the great triumvirate of fourteenth-century italian writers, dante alighieri (1265-1321), francesco petrarca (1304-1374), whom he may well have met, and giovanni boccaccio (1313-1375. Reference which is literature in fact many historians believe that literature is the byproduct of a writer like geoffrey chaucer in england is influenced by particular with the works of dante, petrarch and boccaccio when he left the political field. Influence of italian humanism on chaucer among others, his italian contemporaries dante, petrarch and boccaccio for example, boccaccio first put out his stories of the decameron then chaucer imitated many of these stories for his canterbury tales english language and literature – geoffrey chaucer.
The attribution of this work to chaucer is still uncertain influence linguistic p viii he may actually have met petrarch, and his reading of dante, petrarch, and boccaccio provided him with subject matter as well as inspiration for later writings geoffrey chaucer of england ep dutton 1946, p 89. Dante’s severe spirit turned out to be far more harsh than chaucer’s nature, however dante’s protégé, boccaccio, became one of chaucer’s greatest inspirations looking back at both dante and chaucer’s works, experts now see striking similarities in their writing. Geoffrey chaucer (born 1340/44, died 1400) is remembered as the author of the canterbury tales, which ranks as one of the greatest epic works of world literature chaucer made a crucial contribution to english literature in using english at a time when much court poetry was still written in anglo-norman or latin. Geoffrey chaucer is one of the most noted writers of the fourteenth century though chaucer wrote many things, mostly poetry, his greatest work was the extensive canterbury talesit began as a listing of people on a pilgrimage to canterbury, and then continued with each person telling a tale or story along the way.
The canterbury tales by geoffrey chaucer (c 1345–1400) was enormously popular in medieval england, with over 90 copies in existence from the 1500s its popularity may be due to the fact that the tales were written in middle english, a language that developed after the norman invasion, after which. Geoffrey chaucer (jĕf´rē chô´sər), c1340–1400, english poet, one of the most important figures in english literature life and career the known facts of chaucer's life are fragmentary and are based almost entirely on official records he was born in london between 1340 and 1344, the son of john chaucer, a vintner. Melvyn bragg and guests discuss geoffrey chaucer, often called the father of english literaturein southwark at the tabard as i lay redy to wenden on my pilgrymage to canterbury with ful devout.
Dante’s influence on chaucer for some critics chaucer took the device of the collection of tales from boccaccio, but the central idea of the pilgrimage might have come from dante’s pilgrimage. Additionally, chaucer adapts the works of medieval italians such as dante, boccaccio, and petrarch for example, the eagle guide in house of fame and the “tripartite structure” of the poem itself are both appropriated from dante’s commedia (lynch 282. Geoffrey chaucer (1343 – 1400) is often described as the founder of english literature the reason for this is that his work marks a radical transition in literary history. Geoffrey chaucer (/ with chaucer being influenced by those countries' literatures in turn his achievement for the language can be seen as part of a general historical trend towards the creation of a vernacular literature, after the example of dante, in many parts of europe.
Geoffrey chaucer was born in london sometime between 1340 and 1344 to john chaucer and agnes copton john chaucer was an affluent wine merchant and deputy to the king’s butler he discovered the works of dante, boccaccio, and petrarch—each of which greatly influenced chaucer’s own literary endeavors. Geoffrey chaucer is known as the father of english literature he was born in approximately 1343 and throughout his life he wrote many works including the canterbury tales he was born in london. The three period of geoffrey chaucer france italy england london paris florence geoffrey chaucer french period chaucer began his literary career under the influence of a medieval french literature because he travelled a lot in france under the name of the real england family. The canterbury tales is the most famous and critically acclaimed work of geoffrey chaucer, a late-fourteenth-century english poet little is known about chaucer’s personal life, and even less about his education, but a number of existing records document his professional life.
Historiography in late medieval european literature: giovanni boccaccio, geoffrey chaucer, and christine de pizan , focuses on women’s historiographic literature and the ways in which each author’s version of such historiography highlights a. Chaucer's second period (about 1387) is called italian period because during this time his works were modeled primarily on dante and boccaccio major works of the second period include the house of fame, the parliament of fowls, and in english verse the legend of good women, a poem telling of nine classical heroines, which introduced a heroic. While largely known for the decameron (c1351), boccaccio exercised a profound influence on british and european literature with his latin de mulieribus claris geoffrey chaucer inserted a translation. This page features resources relating to medieval literature, and presents information about the works of chaucer and dante learn more about these authors and europe during middle ages by visiting the lesson plans and websites referenced on this page.
Geoffrey chaucer •often called the “father of english poetry” –during chaucer’s time, language of literature, science, diplomacy, and religion were latin and french –influenced by dante, petrarch, boccaccio –like boccaccio, chaucer uses a framing device. Obviously familiar with the writings of dante and petrarch, boccaccio especially was a major source amongst other influences, troilus and criseyde is indebted to il filostrato , il teseida is a source for the knight’s tale , and the story of menedon in il filocolo is a model for the franklin’s tale. However, many critics think that chaucer knew the work of the italian writer, and see boccaccio's influence on chaucer's masterpiece the canterbury tales as undeniable.