1113 - 1151 (38 years)
||Geoffrey V the Fair Plantagenet  |
||Count of Anjou and Maine |
||24 Aug 1113
||7 Sep 1151
||St. Julian's Church, Le Mans, Anjou
- Geoffrey V "the Fair" PLANTAGENET (Comte De Anjou and Maine)
Burke says the marriage was 3 Apr 1127. The name Plantagenet, according to
Rapin, came from when Fulk the Great being stung from remorse for some wicked
action, in order to atone for it, went a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and was
scourged before the Holy Sepulchre with broom twigs. Earlier authorities say
it was because Geoffrey bore a branch of yellow broom (Planta-genistae) in
Duke of Normandy 1144-1150.
forefather of the «u»Plantagenet «/u» dynasty of English kings.
Geoffrey V Plantagenet Comte d'Anjou et Maine was born on 24 August 1113 in «u»France «/u». He married «u»Matilda of Normandy«/u», daughter of «u»Henry I Beauclerc, King of England«/u» and «u»Matilda (Edith) Of Scotland «/u», on 17 June 1128 in «u»Le Mans Cathedral, Le Mans, France «/u». He died on 7 September 1151 in «u»Château du Loir, France «/u», at age 38. PLANTAGENET was the surname of the English Royal House of Anjou from 1154 to 1399 by direct descent, and then assumed by the contestants of the houses of York and Lancaster in the Wars of the Roses until 1485 and the accession of Henry VII of the House of Tudor. The name was taken first by Geoffrey, Count of Anjou, who married Matilda (as her second husband), daughter of Henry I and claimant to the throne on behalf of her son Henry. Tradition says the name originated in the Count's wearing a sprig of broom, "planta genista," in his cap. By agreement, the grandson of William the Conqueror, Stephen, reigned during Geoffrey's lifetime and in 1154 Henry II ascended the throne, the first of the Platagenets. He was followed by his sons Richard I and John, whose descendants continued the dynasty until it became extinct with Richard II who ruled until 1399. Before his death the rival house of Lancaster seized the throne.«sup»1«/sup» Geoffrey's father, Fulk V, had married the daughter and heir of the Count of Maine and so the two counties were united. The year 1127 was an important year for the fourteen-year-old Geoffrey "the Fair" as he was married to the widowed Empress Matilda, heir to the King of England. In 1128 a deputation from the Holy Land came to Paris to ask King Louis VII for a nobleman to marry Melisende, daughter and heir of King Baldwin II. Fulk V, a widower, was chosen and left Anjou and Maine to Geoffrey while he married Melisende in 1129, then became King of Jerusalem in 1131. Although Geoffrey and the much older Matilda disliked each other, he nevertheless fathered three sons. He was confronted by unruly vassals which included his own younger brother Helie, who was eventually captured and imprisoned at Tours. When released, Helie died of a disease contracted in prison. In 1135 King Henry I of England died and his wife's cousin, Stephen de Blois, seized the crown. Geoffrey campaigned in Normandy on Matilda's behalf but even his fourth campaign in 1138 was no success. In 1139 Matilda invaded England and in 1141 imprisoned Stephen, after which many castles in Normandy surrendered to Geoffrey. In 1144, after the fall of Rouen, Geoffrey was invested as Duke of Normandy. From 1147 until 1149 he went on crusade with King Louis VII of France. In 1150 he passed the Duchy of Normandy to his eldest son, Henry. Geoffrey died on 7 September 1151 and was buried in the Cathedral of Le Mans.«sup»2«/sup» Children of Geoffrey V Plantagenet Comte d'Anjou et Maine and «u»Matilda of Normandy«/u»:
«u»Henry II Plantagenet, King Of England «/u»«b»+«/b» b. 5 Mar 1133, d. 6 Jul 1189
«u»Geoffrey VI of Anjour Count of Nantes Anjou «/u» b. 1 Jun 1134
«u»(?) William Count of Poitou «/u» b. 1136
«i»The Encyclopedia Americana«/i», International Edition (New York: Americana Corporation, 1829-1969). Hereinafter cited as «i»Encyclopedia Americana«/i».
"«i»Burke's Guide to the Royal Family«/i»," London, 1973, p. 194.
«i»Has ancestry chart in Wikipedia «/i»
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||Matilda the Empress of Normandy, Queen of England, b. Abt 7 Feb 1102, Winchester, England , d. 10 Sep 1167, Abbey of Notre Dame Des Prés, Rouen, France (Age ~ 65 years) |
||22 May 1128
||Le Mans Cathedral, Anjou
| ||1. Fitzempress Henry II Curtmantle, King of England, b. 25 Mar 1133, Le Mans, Anjou , d. 6 Jul 1189, Chinon Castle, France (Age 56 years)|
| ||2. Geoffrey VI of Anjou Plantagenet, Count De Nantes and Anjou, b. 1 Jun 1134, d. 26 Jul 1158, Nantes, Brittany (Age 24 years)|
| ||3. William Plantagenet, Count De Poitou, b. 22 Jul 1136, Argentan, France , d. 30 Jan 1164, Rouen, Normandy, France (Age 27 years)|
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