Biography of Counts and Dukes of Anjou


Anjou, Counts and Dukes of, a powerful French family, connected with the regal house of Valois, which maintained a considerable share of independence until the reign of Louis XI. One of its members, Fulke, became King of Jerusalem, 1131; and his son, Geoffroy, founded the royal house of Plantagenet. The second house of Anjou was a branch of the royal family of France. The title of Duke d'Anjou was also borne by several sons of kings of France, and lastly by a grandson of Louis XIV, who became Philip V of Spain.