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Geoffrey Plantagent "le Bon" V, Count of Anjou

Geoffrey Plantagent "le Bon" V, Count of Anjou

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  • Name Geoffrey Plantagent "le Bon" V, Count of Anjou 
    Born 24 Aug 1113  Anjou, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Sep 1151  Chateau, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mans, St. Julian's Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I25533  Lucius
    Last Modified 28 May 2004 

    Father Fulk V 'The Younger' of Anjou, King of Jerusalem,   b. 1092, Anjou, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1143, Jerusalem, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Ermengarde (Erembourge), Heiress of Maine 
    Family ID F10494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Matilda (Maud) Beauclerc, Queen of England,   b. 04 Nov 1102, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1167, Abbey of Notre Dame des PrĂ¢es, Rouen Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 22 May 1128  Le Mans Cathedral, Anjou Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hamelin Plantagenet,   b. 11130, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1202, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Geoffrey Plantagent- Count of Nantes,   d. 1158
     3. William Plantagent, Count of Poitou,   d. 1164
     4. Henry Plantagent II "Curtmantle", King of England,   b. 5 Mar 1133, Le Mans, Sarthe, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1189, Chinon, Indre-Et-Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Family ID F10071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Count Geoffrey V "le Bon" - "The Handsome" Plantagenet
      Known as Count of Anjou

      Queen Matilda - - King Henry I, in 1127, when a new alliance was made at Rouen, bethrothed his daughter Maud (or Maltilda) to Goeffrey Plantagenet.

      She was the widow of Emperor Henry V., Emporer of the Roman Empire. She was known as "The Empress" of England.

      Count Geoffrey - was Count of Anjou Count of Anjou, Maine, and Touraine in 1129.

      Was the first to assume the name Plantagenet. Usually wore on his helmet a sprig of the broom and the French words for this (plante and genet) became the English name Plantagenet.

      From the first Geoffrey tried to profit by his amrriage and after the death of Henry I, laid the foundation for the conquest of Normandy.