&lt;Tab/&gt;Geoffrey Chaucer is one of the greatest English poets ever lived. His masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales, was one of the most important works of world literature. His works provide a great contribution to English literature in using English at a time when much poetry was still written in Latin or other major language during that time.
Chaucer's Family and Early Life
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died in London on October 25, 1400 (Pearsall 276). He was buried in Westminster Abbey, in the part of the church, which later called the Poet's Corner. Today many scholars portrayed Chaucer as the father of English poetry for his great writing. In his poetry, Chaucer created new poetic vocabulary and meters. He created the language of poetry. His reputation has been well known as the English poet best loved after Shakespeare for his wisdom, humor, and humanity.