Geoffrey Chaucer Timeline

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  • c. 1343 CE - 1400 CE
    Life of English poet Geoffrey Chaucer.
  • 1356 CE
    Chaucer is introduced to court life as page to Elisabeth de Burgh, Countess of Ulster.
  • 1359 CE - 1360 CE
    Chaucer is part of military expedition to France, is captured, ransomed by King Edward III.
  • 1360 CE - 1366 CE
    Chaucer's whereabouts unknown; possibly on pilgrimage.
  • 1366 CE - 1367 CE
    Chaucer is married to Philippa Roet; holds title of esquire and valet of the English court.
  • c. 1370 CE
    Chaucer writes his first major work The Book of the Duchess.
  • 1374 CE - 1386 CE
    Chaucer works as controller of customs at London port; writes at least three of his major works.
  • c. 1378 CE - c. 1380 CE
    Chaucer writes The House of Fame.
  • c. 1380 CE - c. 1387 CE
    Chaucer writes Anelida and Arcite.
  • c. 1380 CE - c. 1382 CE
    Chaucer writes The Parliament of Fowls.
  • c. 1382 CE - c. 1386 CE
    Chaucer writes Troilus and Criseyde.
  • c. 1386 CE - c. 1389 CE
    Chaucer writes The Legend of Good Women.
  • 1386 CE
    Chaucer moves from London to Kent; holds a number of significant positions for the crown.
  • c. 1388 CE - 1400 CE
    Chaucer writes The Canterbury Tales.
  • c. 1399 CE
    Chaucer has moved back to London, is at work on The Canterbury Tales.
  • 1400 CE
    Chaucer dies and is buried at Westminster Abbey, the first poet buried in Poet's Corner.

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1343 CE - 1400 CE: Life of English poet Geoffrey Chaucer.
 
1356 CE: Chaucer is introduced to court life as page to Elisabeth de Burgh, Countess of Ulster.
 
1359 CE - 1360 CE: Chaucer is part of military expedition to France, is captured, ransomed by King Edward III.
 
1360 CE - 1366 CE: Chaucer's whereabouts unknown; possibly on pilgrimage.
 
1366 CE - 1367 CE: Chaucer is married to Philippa Roet; holds title of esquire and valet of the English court.
 
1370 CE: Chaucer writes his first major work The Book of the Duchess.
 
1374 CE - 1386 CE: Chaucer works as controller of customs at London port; writes at least three of his major works.
 
1378 CE - 1380 CE: Chaucer writes The House of Fame.
 
1380 CE - 1387 CE: Chaucer writes Anelida and Arcite.
 
1380 CE - 1382 CE: Chaucer writes The Parliament of Fowls.
 
1382 CE - 1386 CE: Chaucer writes Troilus and Criseyde.
 
1386 CE - 1389 CE: Chaucer writes The Legend of Good Women.
 
1386 CE: Chaucer moves from London to Kent; holds a number of significant positions for the crown.
 
1388 CE - 1400 CE: Chaucer writes The Canterbury Tales.
 
1399 CE: Chaucer has moved back to London, is at work on The Canterbury Tales.
 
1400 CE: Chaucer dies and is buried at Westminster Abbey, the first poet buried in Poet's Corner.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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