In 1290, Marguerite married Charles, Comte de Valois, the younger brother of King Philippe IV of France. He became Count of Anjou in her right, and was created Duke of Anjou and a Peer of France in 1297.
On December 8, 2004, Henry, Count of Paris, Duke of France, Head of the Royal House of France and Orléanist Pretender to the French Throne as Henri VII, granted his nephew Charles Philippe the title of Duke of Anjou. Anjou is one of the traditional titles of the Bourbon-Orléans line since its founder, Philippe I, Duc d'Orleans, younger son of Louis XIII, held the style Duke of Anjou from his birth until 1660.
Charles Philippe d'Orléans, Duc d'Anjou (b. 1973)
Pretender Dukes of Anjou of the Spanish line
In 1941, Jaime, Duque de Segovia, claimed to have succeeded his father the exiled King Alfonso XIII of Spain 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 Felipe V of Spain.
While disputed by the House of Luxembourg (1425â€“1444), it was ultimately retained by the House of Anjou and its descendants, passing in 1520 into the cadet House of Guise, headed by Claude of Lorraine.
It originated with Geoffrey of Anjou, father of King Henry II of England, because he adopted the flower as his emblem, often wearing a sprig of it.
The second Angevin dynasty, known also as the house of Capet-Anjou, began with Charles, created count (from 1360 the family were dukes) of the western French province of Anjou by his elder brother king Louis IX of France in 1246; they were members of the French ruling house of Capet.
In the 1350s, a junior branch of the Capet-Anjou was originated when King John II of France, of Valois line of Capetians, whose grandmother had been a princess of the senior Angevin line (eldest daughter of Charles II of Naples), gave the Duchy of Anjou to his second son, Louis.
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