Geoffrey V Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy

Geoffrey V Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy[1, 2, 3]

Male 1113 - 1151  (37 years)

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  • Born 24 Nov 1113  Anjou, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    History 1135 
    • Geoffrey "le Bel", meaning "the Handsome" was the first to use the Plantagenet name. One story relates that his father, Fulk the Younger atoned for some evil deed by being scourged with broom twigs or planta genista before the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Another story relates that Geoffrey wore a sprig of broom or planta genista in his hat. Regardless, it is generally agreed upon that the family name of "Plantagenet" has its origins with the planta genista or broom plant.
    • After the death of Henry I in 1135, Geoffrey laid claim to Normandy through his wife Mathilda. Meanwhile, Mathilda attempted the conquest of England from her cousin King Stephen who had gained the crown. Geoffrey did not accompany her, being still engaged in the conquest of Normandy, which he completed in 1144.
    • In 1144, he became the Duke of Normandy.
    • In 1147 he undertook a crusade with King Louis VII of France. In 1150, Geoffrey and Matilda ceded Normandy to their son Henry (later King Henry II of England), who founded the English Angevin dynasty.
    Died 7 Sep 1151  Château-du-Loir, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Agency: Château Eure-et-Loire 
    Buried Cathedral of Saint Julian of Le Mans, Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Cathedral of Saint Julian (Cathédrale St-Julien du Mans)
    Cathedral of Saint Julian (Cathédrale St-Julien du Mans)
    a Catholic church situated in Le Mans, France. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Julian of Le Mans, the city's first bishop, who established Christianity in the area around the beginning of the 4th century. Its construction dated from the 6th through the 14th century, and it features many French Gothic elements.

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    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Person ID I2820  | Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2019 

    Father Fulk V "le Jeune", King of Jerusalem, Count of Anjou,   b. 1092, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1143, Acre, Holy Land Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Ermenbourg of Maine,   d. 1126 
    Married 1108  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 The Empress Matilda,   b. 7 Feb 1102, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1167, Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [2
    Married 22 May 1127  Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Notes 
    • Weis (1982) gives their marriage date as 3 April 1127. [2]
    • Richardson (2004) gives their marriage date as 17 June 1128. [7]
    Children 
    +1. Henry II "Curt Mantel", King of England (1154-1189),   b. 5 Mar 1132/33, Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1189, Château Chinon, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Sir Geoffrey VI of Anjou, Count of Anjou and Nantes,   b. 1 Jun 1134, Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1158  (Age 24 years)
     3. William Longespée, Vicomte de Dieppe,   b. 21 Jul 1136, Argentan, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1163/64, Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F1901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 a concubine 
    Married No  [7
    Children 
    +1. Hamelin Plantagenet, 5th Earl of Surrey,   b. 1130, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1202, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F2214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Nov 1113 - Anjou, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 May 1127 - Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: Château Eure-et-Loire - 7 Sep 1151 - Château-du-Loir, Pays de la Loire, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cathedral of Saint Julian of Le Mans, Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France Link to Google Earth
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    Geoffrey Plantagenent
    Geoffrey Plantagenent

  • Sources 
    1. [S2002] ------------- Secondary Sources -------------.

    2. [S59] Weis, Frederick Lewis. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 Fifth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982).

    3. [S2000] ------------- Sources Below not Reviewed -------------.

    4. [S60] Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa Fourth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002).

    5. [S65] Sewell, Robert James. Sewell: A History of the Sewell Family from the Earliest Times, (unknown: manuscript, March 2008).

    6. [S308] Moriarty, G. Andrews. The Origin of the Plantagenets, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, volume XCIX, January 1945).

    7. [S307] Richardson, Douglas. Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004).

    8. [S63] von Redlisch, Marcellus Donald Alexander R. Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants volume 1 , (Cottonport, Louisiana: Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, 1941).

    9. [S309] Fraser, Antonia. The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975).



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