Geoffrey V (Anjou) d'Anjou

Geoffrey (Anjou) d'Anjou (1113 - 1151)

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Geoffrey (Geoffrey V) "Plantagenet, Comte d'Anjou, The Fair" d'Anjou formerly Anjou
Born in Anjou, Francemap
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Husband of — married in Le Mans Cathedral, Anjoumap
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Died in Château-du-Loir, Francemap [uncertain]
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Categories: Second Crusade | House of Anjou | The Anarchy.

The House of Anjou crest.
Geoffrey V (Anjou) d'Anjou is a member of the House of Anjou.

Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou (24 Aug 1113 – 7 Sep 1151), was first to use the Plantagenet name but Weir, says it more of a nickname.[1] Edward IV was the first to use it Plantaganet officially, while Henry II is established the "Plantagenet" line.

Henry I sent legates to negotiate marriage between 15 year old Geoffrey and the older dowager empress, Matilda. The marriage was meant to forge peace between England/Normandy and Anjou. On 10 June 1128, fifteen-year-old Geoffrey was knighted in Rouen by Henry for the wedding.

A year after Henry I died in 1135, Geoffrey gave Ambrieres, Gorron, and Chatilon-sur-Colmont to Juhel de Mayenne, on the condition he assist in obtaining Matilda's inheritance.[2]

Geoffrey put down three baronial rebellions in Anjou, in 1129, 1135, and 1145–1151. He was often at odds with his younger brother, Elias, who he had imprisoned until 1151. The threat of rebellion slowed his progress in Normandy, and is one reason he could not intervene in England.

On 7 September 1151, Geoffrey died suddenly. According to John of Marmoutier, Geoffrey was returning from a royal council when he came down with a fever. He arrived at Château-du-Loir, collapsed on a couch, made bequests of gifts and charities, and died. He was buried at St. Julien's Cathedral in Le Mans France.



nickname: The Fair; The Handsome; Plantagenet, French: le Bel
b. 24 AUG 1113 at Anjou or Rouen
d. 07 Sep 1151 Château-du-Loir,
bur. Le Mans Cathedral, Le Mans


  • 1129: Count of Anjou, Touraine, and Maine[3]
  • Sum 1144 -50: Duke of Normandy[4]


Fulk of Jerusalem m. btw 1105 - 1134 Erembourg de Maine[5]

Marriage and Issue

m. 1127/8 Empress Matilda "Maud". Issue:

  • Henry "Curtmantle" II

Illegitimate issue from Wikipedia [1], citing Haskins, Charles H. 1912. "Normandy Under Geoffrey Plantagenet", The English Historical Review, volume 27 (July): 417–444.:

"Geoffrey also had illegitimate children by an unknown mistress (or mistresses): Hamelin; Emme, who married Dafydd Ab Owain Gwynedd, Prince of North Wales; and Mary, who became a nun and Abbess of Shaftesbury and who may be the poet Marie de France. Adelaide of Angers is sometimes sourced as being the mother of Hamelin."


  • 1144: founded an Augustine priory at Chateau-l'Ermitage in Anjou.


  1. Weir, A. (n.d.). Eleanor of Aquitaine. N.p.
  2. Burke: m. 3 Apr 1127; Anc. File: 22 May 1128; 17 JUN 1128 Le Mans. Record for Sir Geoffrey V "the Handsome" Plantagenet Count of Anjou, Touraine and Maine Duke of Normandy;
  3. his right
  4. by conquest
  5. Father: Elias I of Maine
  • Royal Ancestry, 2013, Douglas Richardson Vol. I, page 12 (ii)
  • Royal Ancestry, 2013, Douglas Richardson Vol. I, page 19-20
GEOFEREY PLANTAGENET, Count of Anjou and Maine, Knt., son and heir of Foulques V le Jeune, Count of Maine. He was born 24 August 1113. They had three sons, Henry (II) [King of England, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, Count of Anjou], Geoffrey [Count of Anjou and Nantes], and William Longespee. By an unknown mistress (or mistresses), Geoffrey also had one illegitimate son, Hamelin [5th Earl of Surrey], and two illegitimate daughters, Emma and Mary [Abbess of Shaftesbury]. GEOFFREY, Count, of Anjou and Maine, died at Chateau-du-Loir 7 Sept. 1151, and was buried in St. Julien's, Le Mans, Maine.
  • Delisle Recueil des Actes de Henri II, Roi d'Angleterre et Duc de Normandie Introduction (1909): 135-144. D.N.B. 13 (1909): 54-58 (biog. of Empress Maud: 15 (1909) 1284-1285 (" ,,, Inveterate usage has attached the surname Plantagenet to the great house which occupied the English throne from 1154 to 1485, but the family did not assume the surname until the middle of the fifteenth century").
  • Chartrou-Charbonnel L'Anjou de 1109 a 1151: Foulque de Jerusalem et Geoffroi Plantegenet (1928).
  • Rubel-Blass Ahnentafel Rubel-Blass 1 (1939): 252 (ancestry of Geoffrey Plantagenet), 257 (ancestry of Maud of England).
  • Cokayne, George Edward. The Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom. London, England: The St. Catherine Press Ltd., 1910-1916.
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On 27 Sep 2018 at 13:53 GMT M (Gervais) Anonymous wrote:

This profile and Anjou-20 have some similarities.... Both have father Fulk (Anjou) d'Anjou- and both Fulk (Anjou) d'Anjou's have spouses with the maiden name Maine.

On 7 Jul 2018 at 03:29 GMT Keith Mann Spencer wrote:

Geoferey Plantagenet is my 27th Great Grandfather, and a Ginger like me.

On 5 Oct 2016 at 09:54 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

Should the daughter Agnes be disconnected? Seems to be no ground for her?

On 20 Jun 2015 at 23:54 GMT Lady Jessica Church wrote:

Geoffrey and Matilda's children were:

Henry II of England (1133–1189)

Geoffrey, Count of Nantes (1 June 1134 Rouen- 26 July 1158 Nantes) died unmarried and was buried in Nantes

William X, Count of Poitou (1136–1164) died unmarried

Hamelin, illegitimate, Adelaide of Angers is sometimes sourced as being the mother of Hamelin. He married Isabel DeWarenne

Emme, who married Dafydd Ab Owain Gwynedd, Prince of North Wales

Mary, who became a nun and Abbess of Shaftesbury and who may be the poetess Marie de France.

There is no child named Agnes

source: Plantagenet Kings of England Queen Elizabeth II Ancestry Book Count of Anjou Ancestry

On 20 Dec 2014 at 03:40 GMT Andrew Bassett-Smith wrote:

Plantagenet-1728 and Anjou-7 appear to represent the same person because: Simply looking at both profiles it is obvious they are the one person

On 22 Nov 2014 at 17:37 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

Geoffrey V (Anjou) d'Anjou is notable.
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On 3 Jul 2014 at 18:44 GMT Matt Pryber wrote:

Plantagenet-1683 and Anjou-7 appear to represent the same person because: They have the same dates and locations plus simply variations for the same person, plus they both use the same picture

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