Fowlke Surname in France-Avgevin
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Angevin (IPA: /ˈændʒəvɪn/) (French, from Old French, from Medieval Latin Andegavinus, from Andegavia, Anjou, France) is the name applied to the residents of Anjou, a former province of the Kingdom of France, as well as to the residents of Angers.
It is also applied to three distinct medieval dynasties which originated as counts (from 1360, dukes) of the western French province of Anjou, of which angevin is the adjectival form, but later came to rule far greater areas including England, Ireland, Hungary, Croatia, Poland, Naples and Sicily, and Jerusalem.
The First Angevin Dynasty, also called the House of Plantagenet, ruled England in some form or another from the reign of Henry II, beginning in 1154, until the House of Tudor came to power when Richard III fell at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. They also ruled Ireland and Jerusalem.
The Second Angevin dynasty or Senior or Elder House of Anjou was a cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty, established by Charles, Count of Anjou, the youngest son of Louis VIII of France. In its time, the Capetian House of Anjou ruled Naples and Sicily, Hungary and Croatia, and Poland.
- In Wolfram von Eschenbach's 13th century epic poem Parzival, King Arthur and his father Uther Pendragon appear as members of the junior branch of an imagined 5th/6th century House of Anjou.
 See also
- Angevin Empire
- House of Plantagenet or first Angevin dynasty
- Capetian House of Anjou or second Angevin dynasty
- Valois House of Anjou or third Angevin dynasty
- Armorial of Plantagenet
- List of counts and dukes of Anjou
- English claims to the French throne
- List of English monarchs
- List of Hungarian rulers
- List of Polish monarchs
- List of monarchs of Naples and Sicily
- List of monarchs of Jerusalem
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