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Counts and Dukes of Anjou

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[edit] List of Counts of Anjou

[edit] First creation 870-1203

[edit] House of Ingelger

[edit] House of Anjou

In 1204, Anjou was lost to king Philip II of France. It was re-granted as an apanage for Louis VIII's son John, who died in 1232 at the age of thirteen, and then to Louis's youngest son, Charles, later the first Angevin king of Sicily.

[edit] Second creation 1246-1297 : House of Anjou

In 1290, Marguerite married Charles of Valois, the younger brother of king Philip IV of France. He became Count of Anjou in her right, and was created Duke of Anjou and a Peer of France in 1297.

[edit] Third creation 1297-1332 : House of Valois

[edit] Fourth creation 1332-1350 : House of Valois

[edit] Fifth creation 1356-1360 : House of Valois-Anjou

[edit] List of Dukes of Anjou

[edit] First creation 1360-1481 : House of Valois-Anjou

On the death of Charles IV, Anjou returned to the royal domain.

[edit] Second creation 1515-1531 : House of Savoy

[edit] Third creation 1566-1576 : House of Valois-Angoulême

[edit] Fourth creation 1576-1584 : House of Valois-Angoulême

[edit] Fifth creation : 1608-1824 : House of Bourbon

[edit] Sixth creation 1883-present : House of Bourbon

After the death of Henry, Count of Chambord, Carlist claimants became head of the House of Capet and also of the House of Bourbon. Some of them used the title of Duke of Anjou.

In 1941, Jaime, Duke of Segovia, succeeded his father the exiled king Alfonso XIII of Spain, Alphonse I of France as heir-male of the House of Capet and therefore as Legitimist claimant to the French throne. He then adopted the title of Duke of Anjou, as formerly born by his ancestor Philip V of Spain.

[edit] Other creations 2004-present : House of Bourbon-Orléans

On December 8, 2004, [[Henri, Comte de Paris, |Henry, Count of Paris, ], Orléanist Pretender to the French throne, illegally granted his nephew Charles Philippe the title of Duke of Anjou.

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