Geoffrey Chaucer

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Noun1.Geoffrey Chaucer - English poet remembered as author of the Canterbury Tales (1340-1400)Geoffrey Chaucer - English poet remembered as author of the Canterbury Tales (1340-1400)
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Of Chaucer, Johnson remarks in part, "The history of our language is now brought to the point at which the history of our poetry is generally supposed to commence, the time of the illustrious Geoffry Chaucer, who may perhaps, with great justice, be stiled the first of our versifyers who wrote poetically" (sig.