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Dates: 1330 - 1408 (Dates are approximate. ) 

John Gower was an English poet born between 1327 and 1330 to a wealthy family, possibly in Kent. He may have been a merchant or lawyer in London. Gower was a close friend of Geoffrey Chaucer and had contact with King Richard II. He wrote in French, Latin and English, and his major works are Mirroir de l’Omme, Vox Clamantis, and Confessio Amantis, which have similar moral and political themes. At the end of his life he went to live at the priory of St. Mary Overy. He went blind around 1400 and died in 1408. TLM

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