Fulk II of Anjou
Adelaide of Blois
|Father||Fulk I of Anjou|
|Mother||Roscille de Lochar|
Fulk II born c. 905 was a son of Fulk the Red and his wife Roscilla de Loches, daughter of Warnerius, Seigneur de Villentrois. He succeeded his father in 942 as the second count of Anjou, and remained in power until 960.
The Angevins, Fulk II included, had become particularly adept at establishing marriage alliances that furthered their goals. His father, Fulk the Red had arranged his marriage to Gerberga, daughter of Geoffrey of Nevers and Aba.[b] Among other things this alliance enabled, for Fulk to open the doors towards Aquitaine, for his daughter, Adelaide-Blanche, to marry a future king of France (Aba was likely a daughter of William I, Duke of Aquitaine, and Engelberga, thus of royal blood) and for his son Guy to become Bishop of le Puy.
After Gerberga's death c. 952 Fulk made another astute political marriage to Adelaide, the widow of Alan II, Duke of Brittany. Alan II had also been Count of Nantes and through this marriage Fulk gained influence in, and possibly control of, Nantes. Adelaide was also the sister of Theobald I, Count of Blois which permitted Fulk II to form an alliance with the House of Blois. He is said to have ordered the murder of Drogo, Duke of Brittany, Alan II's son with Adelaide according to the Chronique de Nantes.
By his spouse Gerberge  Fulk II had several children:
- Adelaide-Blanche of Anjou, married four or five times.
- Geoffrey I, Count of Anjou, married Adelaide of Vermandois.
- Bouchard, Count of Vendome.
- Guy of Anjou, Bishop of le Puy.
- Humbert d'Anjou, mentioned 957.
Fulk II had no known issue with Adelaide.
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- Bernard S. Bachrach, Fulk Nerra the Neo-Roman Consul, 987-1040 (University of California Press, 1993), p. 261