Person:Fulk of Jerusalem (1)

King Fulk V , of Jerusalem
b.abt 1092 Anjou, France
d.13 Nov 1143 Acre, Israel
Facts and Events
Name King Fulk V , of Jerusalem
Gender Male
Alt Birth[4] 1089/1092
Other? House of Anjou
Birth? abt 1092 Anjou, France
Marriage 11 Jul 1110 Angers, Anjou, Franceto Eremburga , of Maine
Marriage June 2, 1129 Jerusalemto Melesinda , Princess of Jerusalem
Alt Marriage 2 Jun 1129 Franceto Melesinda , Princess of Jerusalem
Death[4] 13 Nov 1143 Acre, Israel
Burial? Jerusalem, IsraelChurch of the Holy Sepulchre


He was born Foulque of Anjou, and was known as Fulk the Younger (Foulque le Jeune). Plantagenêt was not used as the family name until the fifteenth century.


Fulk became Count of Anjou upon his father's death in 1109. He abdicated in favor of his son in 1129 to go to the Holy Land. There he became King of Jerusalem, by right of his second wife.

  • 1109-1129 6th Angevin Count of Anjou
  • 1131-1143 King of Jerusalem


  1.   Fulk of Jerusalem, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

    the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

    Fulk (Lat. Fulco, in French: Foulque or Foulques; c. 1089–92 – 13 November 1143), also known as Fulk the Younger, was Count of Anjou (as Fulk V) from 1109 to 1129, and King of Jerusalem from 1131 to his death. He was also the paternal grandfather of Henry II of England.

  2.   Fulk V d'Anjou, 9th Comte d'Anjou, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   FOULQUES d'Anjou, son of FOULQUES IV "le Réchiin" Comte d'Anjou & his fifth wife Bertrade de Montfort (1092-Acre 10 or 13 Nov 1144), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Foulques (Fulk) V, in Baldwin, Stewart, and Todd Farmerie. The Henry Project (King Henry II ): Ancestors of King Henry II.