Count Foulques (Fulk) IV "The Rude" "The Surley" d'Anjou of Anjou
Bertrade de Montfort (l'Amauri)
Helias (Elias) I, Count of Maine
Matilda de Château-du-Loir
Fulk V "the Younger" d'Anjou Count of Anjou, King of Jerusalem
(Abt 1092-1143)
Ermengarde of Maine
(Cir 1096-Cir 1126)
Geoffrey V "The Fair" Plantagenet Count of Anjou


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Geoffrey V "The Fair" Plantagenet Count of Anjou

  • Born: 24 Aug 1113, Anjou, France 971,972
  • Marriage (1): Empress Matilda of England on 17 Jun 1128
  • Died: 7 Sep 1151, Château-du-Loire, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France at age 38 971,972,973
  • Buried: 1151, Cathédrale Saint-Julien, Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France 972

  Noted events in his life were:

• Founder. 974 Geoffrey was the founder of the Plantagenet dynasty of England. The Plantagenets were the longest reigning English royal dynasty from 1154 to 1399.

Geoffrey was "a handsome, belligerent redheaded young man." He "never visited England, took scant interest in the affairs of the realm and died three years before his eldest son inherited the English Crown."

• Name. 975 The name Plantagenet derived from a flower that Geoffrey wore in his hat, a common broom plant or planta genista. This name became the family's last name in 1448 by King Richard.

• Crusader. 973 Geoffrey was a Crusader.

• Mistress. 976 Eleanor of Aquitaine may have been a mistress of Geoffrey.

• Duke of Normandy, 1144, Normandy. 977 Geoffrey became the Duke of Normandy after a three year campaign in 1144. King Louis confirmed him as Duke and later he was appointed seneschal of Poitou by Louis.

Geoffrey married Empress Matilda of England, daughter of King Henry I (of) England of England and Matilda (also called Edith) of Scotland, on 17 Jun 1128. (Empress Matilda of England was born on 7 Feb 1102 in Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, England 978 and died on 10 Sep 1167 in Rouen, France 978,979.)

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