is the name applied to the second of the two distinct Angevin
dynasties which originated as medieval
counts (from 1360
, dukes) of the western French
province of Anjou
The house of Capet-Anjou began with Charles of the French ruling house of Capet. Created count of Anjou in 1246 by his elder brother king Louis IX of France, Charles seized the crown of Naples and Sicily in 1266 with Papal backing. Though he was driven out of Sicily in 1282, his successors ruled Naples until 1442.
Charles's descendants later ruled also Hungary (1308-1395) and Poland (1370-1386). The last duke of the line died in 1481, and Anjou reverted to the French crown.