Chaucer Geoffrey

Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400), 17th g-grand uncle

Chaucer as a pilgrim from the Ellesmere manuscript

Chaucer as a pilgrim from the Ellesmere manuscript

Geoffrey Chaucer, known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to be buried in Poet’s Corner of Westminster Abbey.  While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer, composing a scientific treatise on the astrolabe for his ten year-old son Lewis, Chaucer also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat.  Among his many works, which include The Book of the Duchess, the House of Fame, the Legend of Good Women and Troilus and Criseyde, he is best known today for The Canterbury Tales.  Chaucer is a crucial figure in developing the legitimacy of the vernacular, Middle English, at a time when the dominant literary languages in England were French and Latin.

Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England, UK

Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England, UK

 

I am related as follows:

Geoffrey Chaucer (1343 – 1400), 17th g-grand uncle – John LeChaucer (1309 – 1366) – Katherine Chaucer (1348 – 1365) – John Manning (1365 – 1411) – John Manning (1399 – 1435) – Hugh Manning (1432 – 1502) – John Manning (1481 – 1542) – Henry Manning (1501 – 1583) – Mildred Fortune Manning (1560 – 1627) – Henry Whitfield (1597 – 1657) – Abigail Whitfield (1622 – 1659) – Abigail Fitch (1650 – 1689) – Ann Mason (1669 – 1753) – Althea Cogswell (1715 – ) – Lucy Foster (1740 – 1785) – Loren Hamlin (1784 – 1843) – Fayette B Hamlin (1812 – 1866) – Henry Fayette Hamlin (1834 – 1901) – Clarence Clark Hamlin (1868 – 1940) – Elizabeth Gunnell Hamlin (1901 – 1982) – Tor Martin Hylbom (1939 – 2009) – Tor Martin (Majerus) Hylbom

 

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