Biography of Geoffrey Chaucer

Timeline

Around 1343 Geoffrey Chaucer was born.

Around 1367 Thomas Chaucer was born to Geoffrey Chaucer and Philippa Roet.

On 25 Oct 1400 Geoffrey Chaucer died.

After 25 Oct 1400 Geoffrey Chaucer was buried at Poets Corner.

After 1475. Monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk. Wrist Garter in St Mary's Church. The effigy was, apparently, viewed to determine how a lady should wear the garter at the re-commencement of Lady of the Garter appointments in 1901 after a gap of several hundred years. A particularly fine Cadaver underneath the chest on which Alice's effigy lies. Full-length in a shroud.
Detail of the South Side of the Monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess of Suffolk. Arms from left to right . . .
1 Roet impaled Chaucer; Alice's paternal grandparents
2 De la Pole impaled Stafford; her third husbands parents Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk
3 Montacute and Monthermer impaled Francis? Possibly Alice's second husband's parents John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury and Maud Francis Countess Salisbury
4 De la Pole quartered Chaucer
5 Roet impaled Chaucer
6 Chaucer
7 De la Pole
8 De la Pole impaled Royal Arms of England signifying Alice's son John's marriage to Elizabeth of York sister of Edward IV King England.
Detail of the North Side of the Monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess of Suffolk. Arms from left to right . . .
1 De la Pole quarterd Chaucer impaled Unknown
2 De la Pole; her third husband William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk
3 De la Pole quarted Chaucer; Alice's son John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk by her second husband William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk
4 Chaucer; Alice's father Thomas Chaucer
5 Montacute and Monthermer quartering impaled Chaucer; Alice's second husband Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche, 4th Earl Salisbury
6 Roet; Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet
7 Roet impaling Royal Arms of England probably signifying John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster and Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster, Katherine being the sister of Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet who married Geoffrey Chaucer
8 Roet impaling Chaucer; her paternal grandparents Geoffrey Chaucer and Philippa Roet.

Elizabeth Chaucer was born to Geoffrey Chaucer and Philippa Roet.

Geoffrey Chaucer and Philippa Roet were married.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Chaucer