House of Anjou

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The terms House of Anjou and Angevins may refer to several different dynasties:

  • The House of Ingelger, a Frankish noble family who asserted control over the County of Anjou independent of their Robertian feudal lords—continued through cognatic descent with the senior line becoming Kings of England and a junior line becoming Kings of Jerusalem
  • The Angevins are recognised as a distinct Royal House and as part of the House of Plantagenet, Counts of Anjou and Kings of England in the late 12th and early 13th centuries.
    • Angevin Empire, the Plantagenets' 12th century domains across the British Isles and western France
  • The Capetian House of Anjou, a cadet branch of the House of Capet, who were Kings of Sicily, Naples, Hungary, Poland, Kings of Rus and Albania amongst others
  • The House of Valois-Anjou, a cadet branch of the House of Valois, who were Kings of Naples and held territories such as Anjou, Maine, Piedmont and Provence