Chaucer, Geoffrey 1340?-1400. English poet regarded as the best literary figure of medieval England. His works range from the Book of the Duchess (1369), Troilus and Criseyde (c. 1385), and his masterwork, The Canterbury Tales (1387-1400).
an uncommon medieval English surname, possibly of French beginning; not present.
Geoffrey Chaucer, a 14th century English writer, most readily useful recalled the Canterbury Tales.