Geoffrey Chaucer

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Milestones

About 1345
GC , diplomat and poet, was born in Upper Thames Street, London.
Eagle, Dorothy, Hilary Carnell, and Meic Stephens. The Oxford Literary Guide to Great Britain and Ireland. Oxford University Press, 1993.
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GC , diplomat and poet, died in London.
The date is highly suspect, being based on an inscription of a hundred and fifty years later. Some commentators believe that Chaucer (who had recently rented a house in the sanctuary area of Westminster) died in prison for political reasons the year after Henry IV seized the throne.
Myerson, Jonathan. “Dead poet’s tale”. Guardian Weekly, p. 16.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Biography

Birth and Background

About 1345
GC , diplomat and poet, was born in Upper Thames Street, London.
Eagle, Dorothy, Hilary Carnell, and Meic Stephens. The Oxford Literary Guide to Great Britain and Ireland. Oxford University Press, 1993.
412