Fulk II (Anjou)

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Fulko II. (French: Foulque , eng .: Fulk ; † November 11, 958 ), called the Good (le Bon), was a Count of Anjou from the family of the first house of Anjou . He was a son of Count Fulko I the Red († 941) and his wife Roscille von Loches.

Fulko endeavored to regain the influence that had been lost under his father in the Breton county of Nantes . He achieved this by his second marriage (to 952) with the second wife of his brother Alain "lopsided beard" , whose brother Theobald I of Blois he got the custody of the sons Alain confided while Theobald even the control of the Count of Rennes received .

Both counts were closely allied and on the occasion of a meeting in Verron called each other " governor et administrateur of the Kingdom of Neustria " ( Gouverneur et administrateur [du] royaume [de Neustrie] ) and "counts by the grace of God" ( Comtes par la grâce de Dieu ). But a generation-long feud between the Anjou and Blois houses should break out among her sons .

Fulko's first marriage was around 937 to Gerberge, who was possibly close to the family of the Vice Counts of Orléans (see list of the Montmorency tribe ). Both children were:

  1. ⚭ Count Stephan (Étienne) of Gévaudan
  2. ⚭ Count Raymond (V.) of Toulouse
  3. ⚭ 982 King Louis V of France (separated in 984)
  4. ⚭ 984/986 Count Wilhelm I of Provence († 993)
  5. ⚭? Count Otto Wilhelm of Burgundy († 1026)


"You know, sir, an uneducated king is a crowned donkey."

- Jean de Marmoutier : Gesta Consulum Andegavorum , mid-12th century

Count Fulko's reaction to the court's secret mockery of King Ludwig IV's high level of education , which supposedly only belonged to clerics.

Individual evidence

  1. "Scitote, domine, quod rex illitteratus est asinus coronatus." See: Paul Marchegay and Andrè Salomon: Chroniques des Comtes d'Anjou , 1856, p. 71 and Louis Halphen and René Poupardin: Chroniques des Comtes d'Anjou et de Seigneurs d'Amboise , 1913, pp. 140-41

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Fulko I. the red Count of Anjou
Gottfried I. gray jacket