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Family: Fulk "The Young"/Melisende (F3110)

m. 1131

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  • Father | Male
    Fulk "The Young", V, Count Of Anjou, Maine, Ans Touraine

    Died  1142   
    Married  1131  [1]   
    Father  Foulques, IV, Count of Anjou | F11443 Group Sheet 
    Mother  DE MONTFORT Bertrade | F11443 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Melisende, Of Jerusalem

    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Father  Baldwin, II, King Of Jerusalem | F3111 Group Sheet 

    PLANTAGENET Geoffrey "The Handsome", V, Count Of Anjou, Touraine, And MaineChild 1 | Male
    PLANTAGENET Geoffrey "The Handsome", V, Count Of Anjou, Touraine, And Maine

    Born  24 Aug 1113  Anjou, Rhãone-Alpes, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Sep 1151   
    Spouse  Empress Matilda, Of England | F2920 
    Married  1128   

  • Notes  Married:
    • From European History: 1088-1228 edited by Elizabeth Missing Sewell, p. 219:

      Baldwin II., one of the few survivors of the First Crusade, had by this time reached old age. He had no son to succeed him; and his young daughter, Melisende, was unmarried. Desirous to provide against future difficulties, Baldwin proposed to Foulques, Count of Anjou, a knight who had already distinguished himself, to marry Melisende, and succeed to that perilous dignity, the Crusaders' throne. Foulques consented, and the marriage was solemnized in 1131. Baldwin died shortly after, having reigned twelve years.

      Melisende was more than twenty years younger than Fouleques, and proved but an indifferent helpmate, for she was continually plotting and intriguing against her husband. The domestic felicity of the King must have been far from perfect, but his political position was certainly better than that of his predecessors.

  • Sources 
    1. [S626] European History: 1088-1228, E.M. Sewwll and C.M. Yonge, editors, (London, England: Macmillan and Co., 1873.), p. 219. (Reliability: 4), 4 May 2013.