|Name:||Geoffrey V PLANTAGENET||Determine relationship to Ruth|
|Birth:||24 AUG 1113||Father:||Mother:|
|Henry II PLANTAGENET||5 MAR 1132||6 JUL 1189|
|Death:||7 SEP 1151|
|Remarks:||Geoffrey (Geoffroi) IV (sic V) the Fair, Plantaganet, 10th Count of Anjou, 1129-1151, Duke of Normandy, 1144-1150, married about 1127 Matilda (Maud the English Empress), daughter of King Henry I. of England and his wife, Matilda of Scotland, daughter of Malcolm III, King of Scotland. |
Geoffrey was the original Plantaganet, so named by his companions for the broom corn he wore on his person.
("The Genealogy of Homer Beers James", V1, JANDA Consultants, © 1993 Homer James)
When Fulk V set off for Jerusalem in 1129, he left his counties of Anjou, Touraine, and Maine to his son Geoffrey V [Chr. S. Serg. Andegav., s.a. 1129]. After the death of his father-in-law Henry I, Geoffrey began the conquest of Normandy by right of his wife Matilda, completed in 1144 when he took Rouen [Chr. S. Serg. Andegav., s.a. 1144]. The nickname "Plantagenet" sometimes used for Geoffrey only became a name for the entire dynasty in later years, and was not used by his immediate descendants, the first appearance of "Plantagenet" as a surname being in the fifteenth century. [See DNB 15, 1184-5 for a discussion of this.] Geoffrey was succeeded by his son Henry, who became king of England as Henry II in 1154.
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