Fulk I, Count of Anjou
|Fulk I 'the Red' of Anjou|
|Count of Anjou|
|Spouse(s)||Roscille de Loches|
|Mother||Adelais of Amboise|
Born about c. 870, Fulk was the son of Ingelger of Anjou and Adelais of Amboise. He was the first count of Anjou ruling the county from c. 908 to 942. In 899 he became Viscount of Tours and in 905, Count of Tours. About 900–918 he was Count of Nantes. 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.
Fulk married Roscille de Loches, daughter of Warnerius (Widone), Seigneur de Loches, de Villentrois, & de la Haye, and his wife Tecandra. He and Roscille had:
- Ingelger († bef. 927).
- Guy (Wido), Bishop of Soissons († 970).
- Fulk II. Succeeded his father as Count of Anjou.
- 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
- 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
- The Annals of Flodoard of Reims, 919–966';, Ed. Steven Fanning, Bernard S. Bachrach (University of Toronto Press, 2011), p. 30
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