Geoffrey Chaucer

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Geoffrey Chaucer (/[unsupported input]ˈɔːsər/; c. 1343 – 25 October 1400), kent as the Father o Inglis leeteratur, is widely considerit the greatest Inglis poet o the Middle Ages an wis the first poet tae hae been buried in Poet's Corner o Westminster Abbey.

While he achieved fame durin his lifetime as an author, philosopher, alchemist an astronomer, composin a scientific treatise on the astrolabe for his ten-year-old son Lewis, Chaucer maintained a career an aw in the ceevil service as a bureaucrat, courtier an diplomat. Among his mony warks, which include The Book of the Duchess, the House of Fame, the Legend of Good Women and Troilus and Criseyde, he is best kent today for The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer is a crucial figure in developin the legitimacy o the vernacular, Middle Inglis, at a time when the dominant literar leids in England wur French an Laitin.