He was born in England
When he was sixteen, he became a servant
he served as a soldier in the war of France
He worked in the King's household and was in contact with the court society. He was also captured during the siege of Rheims.
He visited Genoa, Pìsa and Florence.
He began to write the book "The Canterbury Tales" .
As he began to be short of money, he could live in a house in the garden of Westminster Abbey.
He died the 25th of October in Westminster Abbey