Fulk I, Count of Anjou

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Fulk I 'the Red' of Anjou
Spouse(s) Roscille de Loches
Noble family House of Ingelger
Father Ingelger d'Anjou
Mother Adelais de Gatinais
Born 888
Died 942
Tours

Fulk I of Anjou (c. 870 – 942), called 'the Red' (Latin: Rufus) (French: Le Roux), held the county of Anjou first as Viscount then Count until his death.

Life[edit]

Born about c. 870,[1] Fulk was the son of Ingelger of Anjou and Adelais de Amboise.[2] He was the first count of Anjou ruling the county from c. 908 to 942.[2] In 899 he became Viscount of Tours and in 905, Count of Tours.[2] About 900–918 he was Count of Nantes, and in 929 he became count of Anjou.[2] He increased the territory as a viscountcy of Angers and it became a county around 929. During his reign, he was permanently at war with the Normans and the Bretons. He occupied the county of Nantes in 907, but abandoned it to the Bretons in 919. Fulk I died around 942.[2]

Family[edit]

Fulk married Roscille de Loches, daughter of Warnerius (Widone), Seigneur de Loches, de Villentrois, & de la Haye, and his wife Tecandra.[2] He and Roscille had:

  • Ingelger ( bef. 927).[2]
  • Guy (Wido), Bishop of Soissons ( 970).[2][3]
  • Fulk II. Succeeded his father as Count of Anjou.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ K.S.B. Keats-Rohan, Family Trees and the Root of Politics; A Prosopography of Britain and France from the Tenth to the Twelfth Century (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1997), p. 255
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band III Teilband 1 (Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, Marburg, Germany, 1984), Tafel 116
  3. ^ The Annals of Flodoard of Reims, 919–966';, Ed. Steven Fanning, Bernard S. Bachrach (University of Toronto Press, 2011), p. 30

See also[edit]


Preceded by
Ingelger
Count of Anjou
898–942
Succeeded by
Fulk II