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Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, the poetic collection of stories widely regarded as the beginning of English literature. The stories, by turns bawdy, comical and pious, are told by a…

Chaucer, Geoffrey

(Encyclopedia) Chaucer, Geoffrey jĕf´rē chô´sər [key], c.1340–1400, English poet, one of the most important figures in English literature. Life and Career The known…

Geoffrey

(Encyclopedia) Geoffrey jĕf´rē [key], 1158–86, duke of Brittany (1171–86); fourth son of Henry II of England. Betrothed (1166) to Constance, heiress of Brittany, he was…

Geoffrey IV

(Encyclopedia) Geoffrey IV, known as Geoffrey Plantagenet plătăj´ənət [key] [O.Fr.,=sprig of broom; he usually wore a sprig in his helmet], 1113–51, count of Anjou (1129–51);…

Geoffrey of Monmouth

(Encyclopedia) Geoffrey of Monmouth mŏn´məth [key], c.1100–1154, English author. He was probably born at Monmouth and was of either Breton or Welsh descent. In 1152 he was named bishop…

Geoffrey of Monmouth

Geoffrey of Monmouth was a 12th century ecclesiastic who chronicled Britain's early history in Historia Regum Britanniae (The History of British Kings). A narrative with a little bit of fact and a…

Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush was a star of the Australian stage for two decades before his Oscar-winning performance in Shine (1996) made him an international movie star. Since then the classically trained actor…

Geoffrey Beene

Geoffrey Beene was one of New York's most famous fashion designers, recognized for his artistic and technical skills and for creating simple, comfortable and dressy women's wear. A native of…