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Geoffrey V "Plantagenent", Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy

Geoffrey V "Plantagenent", Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy

Male 1113 - 1151  (37 years)

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  • Name Geoffrey V "Plantagenent"   [1, 2
    • Geoffrey "le Bel, meaning "the Handsome" was the first to use the Plantagenet name. One story relates that his father, Fulk the Younger atoned for some evil deed by being scourged with broom twigs or planta genista before the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Another story relates that Geoffrey wore a sprig of broom or planta genista in his hat. Regardless, it is generally agreed upon that the family name of "Plantagenet" has its origins with the planta genista or broom plant
    Suffix Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy 
    Born 24 Nov 1113  Anjou, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    History 1135  [1
    After the death of Henry I in 1135, Geoffrey laid claim to Normandy through his wife Mathilda. Meanwhile, Mathilda attempted the conquest of England from her cousin King Stephen who had gained the crown. Geoffrey did not accompany her, being still engaged in the conquest of Normandy, which he completed in 1144. In 1147 he undertook a crusade with King Louis VII of France. In 1150, Geoffrey and Matilda ceded Normandy to their son Henry (later King Henry II of England), who founded the English Angevin dynasty 
    Title 1144  [2
    He became Duke of Normandy. 
    Died 07 Sep 1151  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Agency: Château Eure-et-Loire 
    Buried Le Mans, Maine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Agency: St. Julian's Church  
    Cathedral of Saint Julian of Le Mans
    Cathedral of Saint Julian of Le Mans
    Burial place of Geoffrey Plantagenent
    Person ID I2820  Roy Family Genealogy | Boudreau Line, Roy Line
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2016 

    Father Fulk V "le Jeune", King of Jerusalem, Count of Anjou,   b. 1092, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1143, Acre, Kingdom of Jerusalem Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ermenbourg of Maine,   d. 1126 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1108  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 the Empress Matilda,   b. 07 Feb 1102, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1167, Rouen, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 22 May 1127  Le Mans, Maine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    • Richardson (2004) gives their marriage date as 17 June 1128
    Children 
     1. Henry II "Curt Mantel", King of England,   b. 05 Mar 1132/33, le Mans, Maine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 1189, Château Chinon, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Sir Geoffrey VI of Anjou, Count of Anjou and Nantes,   b. 1 Jun 1134, Rouen, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1158  (Age 24 years)  [Birth]
     3. William Longespée, Vicomte de Dieppe,   b. 21 Jul 1136, Argentan, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1163/64, Rouen, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F1901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 a concubine 
    Married No  [2
    Children 
     1. Hamelin Plantagenet, 5th Earl of Surrey,   d. 07 May 1202, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F2214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Nov 1113 - Anjou, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 May 1127 - le Mans, Maine, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: Château Eure-et-Loire - 07 Sep 1151 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Agency: St. Julian's Church - - le Mans, Maine, France Link to Google Earth
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    Geoffrey Plantagenent
    Geoffrey Plantagenent

  • Sources 
    1. [S65] Web: Sewell Genealogy Site, (http://www3.sympatico.ca/robert.sewell/sitemapweb.html).

    2. [S307] Richardson, Douglas. Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004).

    3. [S59] Weis, Frederick Lewis. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 Fifth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982).

    4. [S60] Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa Fourth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002).

    5. [S308] Moriarty, G. Andrews. The Origin of the Plantagenets, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, volume XCIX, January 1945).

    6. [S63] von Redlisch, Marcellus Donald Alexander R. Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants volume 1 , (Cottonport, Louisiana: Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, 1941).

    7. [S309] Fraser, Antonia. The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975).