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. 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.
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.
m. 1127/8 Empress Matilda "Maud". Issue:
Illegitimate issue from Wikipedia , 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."
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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
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