Fulk I, Count of Anjou

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Fulk I of Anjou
Count of Anjou
Born c. 870
Died 942
Tours
Noble family Ingelger
Spouse(s) Roscille de Loches
Issue
Father Ingelger d'Anjou
Mother Adelais of Amboise

Fulk I of Anjou (c. 870 – 942) — Foulques le Roux ("Fulk the Red", i.e., "Red Falcon") — held the county of Anjou first as Viscount, then Count, until his death.

Life[edit]

Born about 870,[1] Fulk was the son of Ingelger of Anjou and Adelais of Amboise.[2] He was the first count of Anjou, ruling the county from about 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.[2] He increased his territory as a viscountcy of Angers and, around 929, he claimed the title count of Anjou. During his lordship, he was frequently 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:

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

References[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

Fulk I, Count of Anjou
Born: c. 870 Died: 942
Preceded by
Ingelger
Count of Anjou
898–942
Succeeded by
Fulk II