Geoffrey


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Geoffrey

(jĕf`rē), 1158–86, duke of Brittany (1171–86); fourth son of Henry IIHenry II,
1133–89, king of England (1154–89), son of Matilda, queen of England, and Geoffrey IV, count of Anjou. He was the founder of the Angevin, or Plantagenet, line in England and one of the ablest and most remarkable of the English kings.
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 of England. Betrothed (1166) to Constance, heiress of Brittany, he was recognized as heir to the duchy in 1169 and succeeded to it on the death of her father. He married Constance in 1181. With his brothers he rebelled (1173–74) against Henry II and was subsequently involved (1182–84) in territorial disputes with his brother Richard (later Richard IRichard I,
 Richard Cœur de Lion
, or Richard Lion-Heart,
1157–99, king of England (1189–99); third son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
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). Geoffrey died in Paris while forming an alliance with Philip IIPhilip II
or Philip Augustus,
1165–1223, king of France (1180–1223), son of Louis VII. During his reign the royal domains were more than doubled, and the royal power was consolidated at the expense of the feudal lords.
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 of France against Henry II.
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Geoffrey ventured a step nearer to the object that he had in view.
Geoffrey looked round at the entrance to the summer-house, to make sure that they were alone.
"It's the most dreadful situation, Geoffrey, I ever heard of in my life!"
Geoffrey took his arm--roughly as he took every thing; but in a companionable and confidential way.
What a man, under given muscular circumstances, could do, no person living knew better than Geoffrey Delamayn.
I'll stick at no sacrifice to serve you; but--hang it!--make allowances, Geoffrey, for the difficulty you are putting me in.
The matter-of-fact view of the difficulty was a view which Geoffrey instantly recognized and understood.
Geoffrey took the pencil which Arnold offered to him, and looked at the card.
Geoffrey seized Arnold by the arm which Blanche was holding, and tore him--literally tore him--away.
Geoffrey of Monmouth's Histories, translated by Sebastian Evans.
The fifth cycle of the Geoffrey Bawa Award for excellence in Architecture was launched at the reconstructed de Saram House on Ward Place, Colombo 7.
Former soldier Geoffrey Langlands counted future political leaders among his students, many of whom paid tribute as thousands of mourners flocked to his funeral in Lahore.