Count of Anjou

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Map of the county of Anjou.

Count of Anjou was a title first given to Ingelger.[1] His male line ended with Geoffrey II of Anjou. The next line of counts of Anjou were descended from Geoffrey's sister Ermengarde-Blanche and her husband Geoffrey II, Count of Gâtinais.[2] Their descendants include the Plantagenet kings of England.[3]

Counts of Anjou[change | change source]

House of Ingelger[change | change source]

Angevins and Plantagenets[change | change source]

In 1204, Anjou was lost to king Philip II of France. It was re-granted as an appanage for Louis VIII's son John. He died in 1232 at the age of thirteen. Anjou was then given to Louis's youngest son, Charles. He later became the king of Sicily.

Capetian dynasty[change | change source]

Capetian House of Anjou[change | change source]

In 1290, Margaret married Charles of Valois, the younger brother of king Philip IV of France. He became Count of Anjou in her right.

House of Valois[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bernard S. Bachrach, Fulk Nerra, the neo-Roman consul, 987-1040 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993), p. 4
  2. Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band II (Marburg, Germany: J. A. Stargardt, 1984), Tafel 82
  3. Kate Norgate, England under the Angevin Kings, Vol. I (London ;New York Macmillan and Co. 1887), p. 3