Timeline Worksheet: October 25, 1400, Geoffrey Chaucer Copywork Geoffrey Chaucer is considered by many to be “The Father of English Literature.” Today, we remember October 25, 1400, the date of his death, with a copywork excerpt from The Canterbury Tales. Timeline Worksheet: October 25, 1400, Geoffrey Chaucer Copywork Fits English history timeline or Authors and Literature timeline.* *If you are new to this series, visit my introduction to timelines. Return to the Timeline. Join our community of 16,000+ for history, language arts, writing, math, science, and more, plus special resources about Asia, missions, and the persecuted Church.