Geoffrey Chaucer

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In existographies, Geoffrey Chaucer (612-555 BE) (1343-1400 ACM) (IQ:165|#567) (Cattell 1000:170) (RGM:226|1,350+) (PR:1563|65AE / writer:173) (Gottlieb 1000:62) (Bloom 100:10) (CR:6) (LH:1) (TL:7) was an English writer and poet, noted for []


In c.1390, Chaucer, in his Treatise on the Astrolabe, introduced the term “azimuth”, from the Arabic al-sumut, pronounced “as-sumut”.[1]

In 1400, Chaucer, in his The Canterbury Tales, his magnum opus, tells 24 stories, the last of which is the Parson's Tale, the intended final tale; in the film Se7en (1995), the Parson's Tale, is an important clue to the methods of a serial killer who chooses his victims based on the seven deadly sins.



Chaucer was influenced by: Isidore of Seville.


Quotes | By

The following are quotes by Chaucer:

“Time and tide wait for no man.”
— Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1390), Publication (Ѻ)
“Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed.”
— Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1390), Publication (Ѻ)

End matter


  1. Azimuth – Wikipedia.

Further reading

  • Klassen, Norman. (1995). Chaucer On: Love, Knowledge, and Sight. Boydell.

External links

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