John Gower (1330-1408)

Death: October 1408
Location: Southwark Cathedral, London, England
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English moralistic poet. He is remembered for three long poems, ‘Speculum Meditantis’, ‘Vox Clamantis’ and ‘Confessio Amantis’. He produced works in French, Latin and English. His reputation has declined, but during the fifteenth century he, along with Chaucer, was considered to be the father of English poetry.