Geoffrey II "Ferréol" (Ironwood) Gâtinais 4th Count of Gâtinais
(1004-1046)
Countess Ermengarde (Blanche) d'Anjou
(Abt 1018-1076)
Seigneur Simon I (de) Montfort
(Abt 1026-1087)
Agnes d'Evreaux
(1030-)
Count Foulques (Fulk) IV "The Rude" "The Surley" d'Anjou of Anjou
(1043-1109)
Bertrade de Montfort (l'Amauri)
(1059-1117)
Fulk V "the Younger" d'Anjou Count of Anjou, King of Jerusalem
(Abt 1092-1143)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ermengarde of Maine

2. Ermengarde of Maine
3. Melisende

Fulk V "the Younger" d'Anjou Count of Anjou, King of Jerusalem 980,981

  • Born: Abt 1092, Angers, France 981
  • Marriage (1): Ermengarde of Maine in 1110 980
  • Marriage (2): Ermengarde of Maine
  • Marriage (3): Melisende on 2 Jun 1129 in Jerusalem 980
  • Died: 13 Nov 1143, Acre, Palestine about age 51 980,981
  • Buried: Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Palestine 980

  Noted events in his life were:

• Crusader. 980,981,982 Fulk was a Crusader and became the King of Jerusalem in 1131 after the death of his father-in-law Baldwin II.

• Second Marriage, 1127-1129. 980 In 1127 Fulk was preparing to return to Anjou when he received an embassy from King Baldwin II of Jerusalem . Baldwin II had no male heirs but had already designated his daughter Melisende to succeed him. Baldwin II wanted to safeguard his daughter's inheritance by marrying her to a powerful lord. Fulk was a wealthy crusader and experienced military commander, and a widower. His experience in the field would prove invaluable in a frontier state always in the grip of war.
However, Fulk held out for better terms than mere consort of the Queen; he wanted to be king alongside Melisende. Baldwin II, reflecting on Fulk's fortune and military exploits, acquiesced.


Fulk married Ermengarde of Maine, daughter of Helias (Elias) I, Count of Maine and Matilda de Château-du-Loir, in 1110.980 (Ermengarde of Maine was born circa 1096 in Maine, France 983 and died circa 1126 in Maine, France 983.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

• Maine. 980 Fulk cemented Angevin control over the County of Maine when he married Ermengarde.


Fulk next married Ermengarde of Maine, daughter of Helias (Elias) I, Count of Maine and Matilda de Château-du-Loir. (Ermengarde of Maine was born circa 1096 in Maine, France 983 and died circa 1126 in Maine, France 983.)


Fulk next married Melisende on 2 Jun 1129 in Jerusalem.980




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