Fulk I, Count of Anjou

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Not to be confused with Fulk, King of Jerusalem.
Fulk I 'the Red' of Anjou
Count of Anjou
Wife Roscille de Loches
Noble family House of Ingelger
Father Ingelger d'Anjou
Mother Adelais of Amboise
Born c. 870 AD
Died 942 AD
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 of 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.[2] He increased his territory as a viscountcy of Angers and, 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:

  • 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