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Geoffrey Chaucer's Life

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Year bornc.1343
Job of his fatherWine merchant
What he was employed as in 1357The page of the Countess of Ulster
The year he started fighting for England, the country he fought against, what happened to him and who ransomed him1359, France, he was taken prisoner, King Edward III
The time around which he started writing poetry1360
The year he rose to position of courtier (adviser to king/queen)1367
The countries he visitedFrance, Italy, Spain, Belgium
Languages he could readLatin, French, Anglo-Norman, Italian
Disciplines in which he was an expertAstronomy, medicine, physics, alchemy
Year he became Justice of the Peace (magistrate)1386
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