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Robert 'Fortis' 'the Strong' Duke of France, Count of Orléans
(Abt 0820-0866)
Adélaïde (Adelheid) Carolingian Princess
(Abt 0818-0866)
Herbert I Count Of Vermandois
(Abt 0848-0902)
Princess of France Countess Of Vermandois
(Abt 0862-)
King Robert I of France
(0860-0923)
Béatrice de Vermandois Queen Of France
(Abt 0880-0931)

Count Hugh "the Great" Capet Count Of Paris
(0895-0956)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Princess Hedwig "Avoie" of Germany Germans

2. Ethile (Ædhilde) Princess of England, Queen of France

Count Hugh "the Great" Capet Count Of Paris

  • Born: 895, France
  • Marriage (1): Princess Hedwig "Avoie" of Germany Germans before 14 Sep 938 in Mainz Oder, Ingelheim, Rhineland, Germany
  • Marriage (2): Ethile (Ædhilde) Princess of England, Queen of France in 926-927
  • Died: 16 Jun 956, Dourdan, France at age 61
  • Buried: 956, Basilique Saint-Denis, Paris, Île-de-France, France

  General Notes:

French duke; son of King Robert I and father of Hugh Capet . Excluded from the succession on his father's death by his brother-in-law Raoul , he supported the candidacy of Louis IV , the Carolingian heir, after Raoul's death (936). Hugh hoped to rule through this weak king who had been raised in England. Louis IV attempted to increase his strength, however, and his reign was marked by warfare between king and vassal, in which Hugh, excommunicated (948) at the insistence of Louis, was forced to submit (950). Although Hugh never held the title of king, his vast possessions made him the virtual ruler of France.

Hugh married Princess Hedwig "Avoie" of Germany Germans, daughter of Heinrich I "The Fowler" King Of The Germans Duke Of Saxony and Saint Mathilde Countess of Ringelheim Queen Of The Germans, before 14 Sep 938 in Mainz Oder, Ingelheim, Rhineland, Germany. (Princess Hedwig "Avoie" of Germany Germans was born about 922 in Saxony, Germany, died on 10 May 965 in Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia and was buried on 10 May 965.)

Hugh next married Ethile (Ædhilde) Princess of England, Queen of France, daughter of King Edward "the Elder" of England and Ælfaed Queen of England, in 926-927. (Ethile (Ædhilde) Princess of England, Queen of France was born about 908 in Wessex, England and died on 14 Sep 937 in France.)



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