Ingelger I Count of Anjou and Orléans (845 - 888) was a viscount who held territory around
Orléansand Angersat the end of the 9th century. [cite news|url=http://www.american-pictures.com/genealogy/persons/per00884.htm|publisher=American-Pictures.com|title=Ingelger I Count of Anjou and Orleans|date= 24 October 2007] The son of Tertullus (or Tertulle) and Petronilla(whose grandfather was Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne), [cite news|url=http://www.american-pictures.com/genealogy/persons/per00986.htm#0|publisher=American-Pictures.com|title=Petronilla Princess of Holy Roman Empire|date= 24 October 2007] he was born in Anjouand christened at St Martin, Tours. His son Fulk became the first count of Anjou. After Robert the Strong, he directed the resistance to the Norman invasions on the Loire. Ingeleger eventually died at the age of 43 in Tours.
Through his most senior descendant Geoffrey Plantagenet, father of
Henry II of England, Ingelger was a direct ancestor of the House of Plantagenet, a powerful European royal house. The house is sometimes called the "First House of Anjou" and would rule the Kingdom of England, Lordship of Ireland, Principality of Wales, Duchy of Normandy, Duchy of Aquitaine, Duchy of Brittanyand others, as well as claiming the Kingdom of France.
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