Our family are all direct descendents ofthe royal Capetian houses of France, Eleanor of Aquitaine and dozens of other royals.
Our family emigrated to Italy in 1266 at the behest of the Pope who had befriended
Carlo D’Angio, our 32nd great-grandfather whowas the King of Southern Italy and Sicily.He held many titles including King of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, Count of Anjou(France), Count of Maine(France), Count of Provenza(Italy), King of Naples, Prince of Taranto(Italy), King of Albania and titular King of Jerusalem.He was the brother ofLouis IX of France (St. Louis).His maternal grandmother was Eleanor of Aquitaine, the richest women in the history of the world, who alternately married to the King of France, the King of England and gave birth to two kings, including King John, who signed the magna carta in 1215.
Carlo D'Angiòwas born onMarch 21, 1226 and died on January 7,1285.
For more information on Carlo D’Angio, (Italian), or Charles of Anjou as he is called in English, or Charles D’Anjou(French), click here:
Blanche of Castile was the mother of both Carlo D’Angio and King Louis. She was Spanish Royalty and the Wife of Louis VIII of France. She lived from March 4, 1188 – November 26, 1252) and was born in Palencia, Spain, the third daughter of Alfonso VIII, King of Castile(Spain), and of Eleanor of England. Eleanor was the daughter of Henry II of England and his Queen consortEleanor of Aquitaine. Henry II was the first “Plantagenet” king of England and the great-grandson of William the Conqueror.