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King Robert I of France
(0860-0923)
Béatrice de Vermandois Queen Of France
(Abt 0880-0931)
Heinrich I "The Fowler" King Of The Germans Duke Of Saxony
(0876-0936)
Saint Mathilde Countess of Ringelheim Queen Of The Germans
(Abt 0878-0968)
Count Hugh "the Great" Capet Count Of Paris
(0895-0956)
Princess Hedwig "Avoie" of Germany Germans
(Abt 0922-0965)

King Hugh Capet Of France
(0939-0996)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Adélaïde Princess of Aquitaine

King Hugh Capet Of France

  • Born: 939, Paris, Seine, France
  • Marriage: Adélaïde Princess of Aquitaine in 968
  • Died: 24 Oct 996, Paris, Seine, France at age 57
  • Buried: Oct 996, St. Denis Abbey, Seine-Saint-Denis, France

  General Notes:

Hugh Capet became king of France in 987. He founded the Capetian line,
which ruled France from 987 to 1328. His election as king by the
French nobles marked the end of the struggle between the nobility and
the last feeble heirs of the Carolingian line. As king, Hugh had
certain powers but they were more theoretical than real. The only
lands he actually ruled over were those he inherited as count of
Paris.

Hugh married Adélaïde Princess of Aquitaine, daughter of William III "Towhead" of Aquitaine, Count Of Poiters and Adèle (Gerloc) of Normandy, Countess Of Poitiers, in 968. (Adélaïde Princess of Aquitaine was born about 945 in Germany and died in 1004.)



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