Which celebrated author “invented” Valentine’s Day?
-Alfred Lord Tennyson
It was the medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer, best remembered for his “Canterbury Tales,” who first linked the celebration of St. Valentine with the romance of courtly love. In his poem “Parliament of Foules,” he references Feb. 14 as a day for humans in love (and birds in a romantic mood) to put on their best displays to find their true mate. Chaucer liked to take “poetic liberty” with historical facts, so there remains some speculation about his claim to “inventing” Valentine’s Day. Source: History.com
Answer: Geoffrey Chaucer