Count Geoffrey GASTINOIS, II
(Abt 1000-1046)
Countess Ermengarde ANJOU
(Abt 1016-1076)
Seigneur Simon De MONTFORT, I
(Abt 1025-1087)
(Abt 1030-)
Count Fulk Rechin IV ANJOU
(Abt 1033-1109)
Queen Bertrade De Montfort FRANCE
(Abt 1059-1117)
Count Fulk V ANJOU
(1092-Abt 1142)


Family Links

1. Countess Ermentrude Du Maine ANJOU

2. Queen Melisende D' Edesse JERUSALEM
  • King Baldwin JERUSALEM, III+

Count Fulk V ANJOU

  • Born: 1092, Anjou, Isere, France
  • Married (1): 11 Jul 1110, , , France
  • Married (2): 1129, , , France
  • Died: Abt 10 Nov 1142-1143, Jerusalem, Palestine, Israel
  • Buried: Church, Holy Sepulcher, Jerusalem, Israel

   Other names for Fulk were "The Young", ANJOU Count, "Le Jeune", Foulques and JERUSALEM King.

   Ancestral File Number: 8WKK-4W. User ID: 75638976.

   General Notes:

"Le Jeune", "The Young", Count of ANJOU 1109-1129, King of JERUSALEM Reigned

Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p89: "403T Fulk V `The Young', Count of Anjou, (S of 394, F of 419).

The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch VII, p151:
[1109] "...Just before the death of Anselm occurred that of Fulk Rechin, Count of Anjou, and the succession of his son Fulk V. He was married to the heiress of Maine, and a year later this inheritance, the overlordship of which the Norman dukes had so long claimed, fell in to him..."
p158: "During Lent of the next year, 1113, Henry made formal peace with both his enemies, theking of France and the Count of Anjou. The peace with the latter was first concluded. It was very possibly Fulk's refusal to recognize Henry's overlordship of Maine that occasioned the war. To this he now assented. He did homage for the county, and received investiture of it from the hand of the king. He also promised the hand of his daughter Matilda to Henry's son William. Henry, on his side, restored to favour the Norman allies of Fulk..."
Ch VIII p166: [1118] "...This was ayear of misfortunes for [Henry I]. The Count of Anjou, the king of France, the Count of Flanders, each in turn invaded some part of Normandy, and gainded advantages which Henry could not prevent. Baldwin of Flanders, however, returned home with a wound from an arrow, of which he shortly died...The close of the year saw no turn of the tide in favour of Henry. Evreux was captured in October by Amaury of Montfort, and afterwards Alencon by the Count of Anjou."
p172: [1122] "The death of the young William was a signal to set Henry's enemies in motion again. But they did not begin at once. Henry's position was still unweakened. Very likely his speedy marriage was a notice to the world that he did not propose to modify inthe least his earlier plans. Probably also the absence of Fulk of Anjou, who had gone on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem soon after his treaty of 1119 with Henry, was a cause of delay, for the natural first move would be for him to demand a return of his daughter and her dowry. Fulk's stay was not long in the land of which he was in a few years to be king, and on his return he at once sent for his daughter, probably in 1121. She returned home, but as late as December, 1122, there was still trouble between him and Henry in regard to her dowry, which Henry no doubt was reluctant to surrender.
"About the same time, Henry's old enemy, Amaury of Montfort, disliking the strictness of Henry's rule and the frequency of his demandsfor money, began to work among the barons of Normandy and with his nephew, the Count of Anjou, in favour of William Clito. It was already clear that Henry's hope of another heir was likely to be disappointed, and Normandy would naturally be more easily attracted to the son of Robert than England. The first step was one which did not violate any engagement with Henry, but which was nevertheless, a decided recognition of the claims of his nephew, and an open attack on his plans. Fulk gave his second daughter, Sibyl, in marriage to William Clito, and with her the county of Maine, which had been a part of Matilda's dower on her marriage with Henry's son William. Under the circumstances, this was equivalent to an announcementthat he expected William Clito to be the Duke of Normandy..."
p178: "...The situation demanded measures of direct defence, and Henry was led to take the decisive step, so eventful for all the future history of Eng- land, of marrying Matilda a second time. Immediately after Whitsuntide of 1127, Matilda was sent over to Normandy, attended by Robert of Gloucester and Brian Fitz Count, and at Rouen was formally betrothed by the archbishop of that city to Geoffrey, son of Fulk of Anjou. The marriage did not take place till two years later..."
p180: "Geoffrey and Matilda were married at Le Mans, on June 9, 1129, by the Bishop of Avranches, in the presence of a brilliant assembly of nobles and prelates, and with the appearance of great popular rejoicing. After a stay there of three weeks, Henry returned to Normandy, and Matilda, with her husband and father-in-law, went to Angers. The jubilation with which the bridal party was there received was no doubt entirely genuine. Already before this marriage an embassy from the kingdom of Jerusalem had sought out Fulk, asking him to come to the aid of the Christian state, and offering him the hand of the heiress of the kingdom with her crown. This offer he now accepted, and left the young pair in possession of Anjou..."
p238: "...On January 20, 1144, the city of Rouen surrendered to the Count of Anjou, though the castle held out for some time longer. Even Waleran of Meulan recognized thenew situation of affairs, and gave his aid to the cause of Anjou, and before the close of the year Louis VII formally invested Geoffrey with the duchy..."
Ch XVI, p340:
"...The first question of importance which arose in 1185 concerned the kingdom of Jerusalem. England had down to this time taken slight and only indirect part in the great movement of the crusades. The Christian states in the Holy Land had existed for nearly ninety years, but with slowly declining strengthand defensive power. Recently the rapid progress of Saladin, creating a new Mohammedan empire, and not merely displaying great military and political skill, but bringing under one bond of interest the Saracens of Egypt and Syria, whose conflicts heretofore had been among the best safeguards of the Christian state, threatened the most serious results. The reigning king of Jerusalem at this moment was Baldwin IV, grandson of that Fulk V, Count of Anjou, whom we saw, more than fifty years before this date, handing over his French possessions to his son Geoffrey, newly wedded to Matilda the Empress, and departing for the Holy Land to marry its heiress and become its king..."

A History of the Plantagenets, Vol I, The Conquering Family, Thomas B Costain, Doubleday & Co, Garden City, 1949, p1:
"The Angevin country had been ruled through the Dark Ages by a turbulent, ambitious, violent, and brave family. Strange stories are told about these ancestors of the English kings. The men were warriors who held the belief that forgiveness could be bought for all their wicked deeds, with the result that they were active Crusaders (one of them becoming King of Jerusalem) and they donated many beautiful chapels andshrines to the Church..."

A History of the English Speaking People Winston S Churchill Vol I The Birth of Britain Dodd Mead & Co p195:
"In 1147 Robert of Gloucester died and the leadership of Maud's party devolved upon her son. Henry ofPlantagenet was born to empire. His grandfather Fulk had made of the Angevin lands, Anjou, Touraine, and Maine, a principality unsurpassed in France and in resources more than the equal of Normandy. Fulk died in 1143, King of Jerusalem, leavingtwo sons to succeed him on that precarious throne, and a third, Geoffrey, as heir to his French dominions..."

The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, Vol IV, The Age of Faith, Bk V, The Climax of Christianity, Ch XXIII, The Crusades, p592: Following the First Crusade, "under King Fulk, Count of Anjou (1131-43), the new state [Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem] included most of Palestine and Syria..."

The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p1025, Fulk: "Born 1092, Died 1143, Latin King of Jerusalem (1131-1143), Count of Anjou (1109-1129) as Fulk V, great grandson of Fulk Nerra. He journeyed (1120) to the Holy Land as a pilgrim and returned there in 1129, making his son Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou as Geoffrey IV. Having taken as his new wife Melisende, daughter of King Baldwin II of Jerusalem, he succeeded his father-in-law in 1131. Fulk's reign was disturbed by dissensions among the Latin princes and by the raids of the Turks, whose prisoner he was for a timein 1137. He was succeeded as king of Jerusalem by his son by Melisende, Baldwin III."

The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p103, Angevin: "Fr=`of Anjou', name of two medieval dynasties originating in France. The first ruled over parts of France and over Jerusalem and England...The older house issued from one Fulk, who became Count of Anjou in the 10th century. Fulk V of Anjou, one of his descendants, became (1131) King of Jerusalem. A younger son inherited the Kingship of Jerusalemas Baldwin III and was succeeded by Almaric I, Baldwin IV, and Baldwin V, with whom the branch ended (1186)..."

World Ancestral Chart No. 17779 James Carl Romans.
World Ancestral Chart No. 125360 Ancestors of Patricia Ann Kieffer.

Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8WKK-4W Fulk V Died 10 Nov 1143, 8XPZ-J4, 8MMB-T7, 9LCP-JB Foulques V Died 13 Nov 1142 Bur St Sepulcher Jerusalem Israel, Ver 4.13 8WKK-4W Bur Church of Holy Sepulcher Jerusalem Israel.

IGI Birth 7209514-17-820293 ?Falk<Fulk of ANJOU Father Fulk of ANJOU Mother Bertrade DE MONTFORT 1092 Anjou Isere France.

   Marriage Information:

Fulk married Countess Ermentrude Du Maine ANJOU, daughter of Count Elias Helie MAINE and Countess Matilde Du Loire MAINE, on 11 Jul 1110 in , , France. (Countess Ermentrude Du Maine ANJOU was born about 1094-1096 in , Maine, France and died in 1126 in , Maine, France.)

   Marriage Information:

Fulk also married Queen Melisende D' Edesse JERUSALEM, daughter of King Baldwin JERUSALEM, II and Ida, in 1129 in , , France.

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