d'Anjou, Ermengarde

Birth Name d'Anjou, Ermengarde
Gender female
Age at Death unknown


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1080 Château d'Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Anjou, France   1a


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father D'Anjou, Fulk IV10331109-04-14
Mother De Montfort, Bertrade10601116-02-14
         d'Anjou, Ermengarde 1080
    Brother     of Kendal, Ivo Tallebois 1085
    Brother     of Anjou, Geoffrey IV 1087
    Brother     D'Anjou, Fulk V 1093 1143-11-10

Source References

  1. Michael Neuman: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=michaelrneuman&id=I008071 Neuman-Smith-Goodale Family and Ancestors
      • Source text:

        ID: I008071
        Name: Foulques IV 'the Rude' , Count of Anjou 1 2
        Sex: M
        ALIA: Fulk IV "The /Rude"/, Count of Anjou
        Birth: 1033 in Fleury-sur-Ouche, Pays-de-la-Loire, Anjou, France 1 2
        Death: 14 APR 1109 in Château d'Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Anjou, France 1 2
        King of Jersusalem
        Fulk IV, Count of Anjou, 1068-1109, surnamed the Rude, who succeeded as Count of Anjou at the decease, in prison, of his brother Geoffrey, the Bearded. Fulk died April 14, 1109, leaving by Bertrade, daughter of Simon de Montfort, a daughter Ermengarde and a son, Fulk V.

        Fulk IV of Anjou (1043 – 1109), also known as Fulk le Réchin, was count of Anjou from 1068 to 1109.

        The nickname by which he is usually referred has no certain translation. Philologists have made numerous very different suggestions, including "quarreler", "sullen", and "heroic".

        He was the younger son of Geoffrey (sometimes known as Alberic), count of Gâtinais, and Ermengarde of Anjou, a daughter of Fulk Nera, count of Anjou, and sister of Geoffrey Martel, also count of Anjou.

        When Geoffrey Martel died without direct heirs he left Anjou to his nephew Geoffrey IV of Anjou, Fulk le Réchin's older brother.

        Fulk fought with his brother, whose ruled was deemed incompetent, and captured him in 1067. Under pressure from the Church he released Geoffrey. The two brothers soon fell to fighting again, and the next year Geoffrey was again imprisoned by Fulk, this time for good.

        Substantial territory was lost to Angevin control due to the difficulties resulting from Geoffrey's poor rule and the subsequent civil war. Saintonge was lost, and Fulk had to give the Gâtinais to Philip I of France to placate the king.

        Much of Fulk's rule was devoted to regaining control over the Angevin baronage, and to a complex struggle with Normandy for influence in Maine and Brittany.

        In 1096 Fulk wrote an incomplete history of Anjou and its rulers, though the authorship and authenticity of this work is disputed. If he did write it, it is one of the first medieval works of history written by a layman.

        Fulk may have married as many as five times; there is some doubt regarding two of the marriages.

        His first wife was Ermengarde de Beaugency. After her death he married Ermengarde de Borbon, and then possibly Ermengarde de Châtellailon. Both these were repudiated, possibly on grounds of consanguinity.

        Next he married Bertrade de Montfort, who apparently left him for Philip I of France. Finally, he may have married a daughter of Walter of Brienne.

        He had two sons. The eldest (a son of Ermengarde de Borbon), Geoffrey Martel II, ruled jointly with his father for some time, but died in 1106. The younger (a son of Bertrade de Montfort) succeeded as Fulk V.

        He also had a daughter, Ermengarde, who married William VII the Young, count of Poitou and duke of Aquitaine.

        Source: Wikipedia


        Father: Geoffrey II Ferole , Count of Gastinois b: ABT 1004 in Chateau Landon, Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France
        Mother: Ermengard d'Anjou b: ABT 1008 in Château d'Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Anjou, France

        Marriage 1 Bertrade De Montfort b: ABT 1059 in Evereaux, Eure, Normandy, France
        Ermengarde D'Anjou b: ABT 1080 in Château d'Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Anjou, France
        Ivo Tallebois of Kendal b: ABT 1085 in Château d'Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Anjou, France
        Geoffrey IV "Martel" , Count of Anjou b: ABT 1087 in Château d'Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Anjou, France
        Foulques V 'the Younger' , King of Jerusalem b: 1089 in Château d'Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Anjou, France

        Marriage 2 Ermengarde De Beaugency b: ABT 1036 in Beaugency, Loiret, France
        Ermengarde d'Anjou b: ABT 1055 in Anjou, Bourgogne, France

        Marriage 3 Ermengarde de Bourbon b: ABT 1057 in Bourbon-l'Archambault, Allier, Bourbonnais/Auvergne, France
        Married: 1070 in - annulled 1081

        Title: Geoffrey Ferole.ged
        Media: Other
        Text: Date of Import: 13 Feb 2005
        Title: eleanor of aquitaine.ged
        Media: Other
        Text: Date of Import: 20 Feb 2005


      • Citation:

        Descendants and ancestors of George Smith and Eva Goodale