Dates: 1340 - 1400 (Dates are approximate. ) 

Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London in the 1340’s, but little is known about his early life. In 1357, he became a page for Elizabeth, Countess of Ulster, the wife King Edward III’s third son. He fought in France in 1359 and was sent to other parts of Europe, exposing him to works by famous writers of the time. After that, he held several royal posts under Edward III and Richard II. He wrote his first work, The Book of the Duchess, between 1369 and 1372. His most famous work is The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer died around 1400 and is burried at Westminister Abbey. TLM

Resources: Digital Scriptorium