Cte Foulques IV "le Réchin" D' ANJOU
- Born: 1043, Gatinais, Loiret, Orleanais/Centre, France
- Married (1): Abt 1068, France
- Married (2): 1070
- Married (3): 21 Jan 1087, Saumur, Anjou, France
- Married (4): 1089, France
- Died: 14 Apr 1109, Anjou/Pays-de-la-Loire, France
The Historiæ Andegavensis names "Goffridi de Castro Landono et Ermengardis filia Fulconis Comitis Andegavensis" as parents of "Fulco comes Andegavensis". "Gaufredus comitatus Andecavensis naturalis heres" made donations to Marmoutier dated 1055 in which he names "nepotibus meis…Fulcone vincocinensium comite naturali, Gaufredo et altero Fulcone".
He succeeded, after deposing his brother, as FOULQUES IV "le Rechin" Comte d'Anjou. The Chronicon Vindocinense records that "Fulconi fratri Gaufridi comitis Andegavorum" captured "Salmuri castri…Kal Mar" in 1067 and "II Kal Apr" captured and imprisoned "fratrem suum…comes Gaufredus junior…Barbatum" until his death, although another paragraph of the Chronicon dates the capture to 1068.
He ceded Château-Landon and Gâtinais to Philippe I King of France in 1069 in return for the king's recognition of his accession as count. He expelled the Normans from Maine but peace was imposed by William I King of England.
The necrology of Angers Cathedral records the death "XVIII Kal Mai" of "Fulco…comes Andagavensis nepos Gaufridi prioris Martelli". 1
Foulques married Hildegarde DE BEAUGENCY, daughter of Lancelin II DE BEAUGENCY and A(de)lberge, about 1068 in France. (Hildegarde DE BEAUGENCY was born about 1045 in Beaugency, Loiret, Orleanais/Centre, France and died in 1070.
Foulques also married Ermengarde DE BOURBON, daughter of Archambaud IV "le Fort" DE BOURBON Sire of Bourbon and Béliarde, in 1070. The marriage ended in divorce before 1076. (Ermengarde DE BOURBON was born about 1057 in Bourbon-l'Archambault, Allier, Bourbonnais/Auvergne, France.)
Foulques also married Orengarde DE CHÂTELLAILON, daughter of Isembart DE CHÂTELLAILON Sire of Châtellailon and Unknown, on 21 Jan 1087 in Saumur, Anjou, France. The marriage ended in divorce. (Orengarde DE CHÂTELLAILON died on an unknown date.)
Foulques also married Bertrade DE MONTFORT, Queen of France, daughter of Simon DE MONTFORT-L' AMAURY and Agnès D' EVREUX, in 1089 in France. The marriage ended in divorce. (Bertrade DE MONTFORT was born about 1059 in Montfort Amaury, Ile De France, France and died on 14 Feb 1116-1117 in Fontevrault, Maine-Et-Loire, France.)