Person Born 1340 Died 1400
Poet and administrator. Wrote The Canterbury Tales. Dates approximate. Via Facebook Comments Pernille Ahlstrom has provided: "Chaucer was also a civil servant, diplomat and courtier, closely connected to Edward III and his queen, Philippa of Hainault. His son, Thomas Chaucer, was an envoy to France, MP for Oxfordshire and Speaker of the House of Commons five times in the early 1400s."