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  1. Apr 29, 2023 · Hugh Capet (c 940 – 24 October 996) was the first King of France of the eponymous Capetian dynasty from his election to succeed the Carolingian Louis V in 987 until his death. Hugh Capet descended from the Robertians and was the son of Hugh the Great, Duke of France, and Hedwige of Saxony, daughter of the German king Henry the Fowler,

  2. 3 days ago · Hugh Capet, duke and then king of France from 987 to 996, is the founder of the Capetian dynasty. After the unexpected death of the Carolingian king Louis V the Sluggard in 987, he obtained his election as king of the Franks thanks to the decisive role his family had played within the administration and court of the kingdom.. In the eyes of the nobles, electing a powerful king is also a ...

  3. Hugh Capet (c. 940 – October 24, 996) was the first King of France of the eponymous Capetian dynasty from his election to succeed the Carolingian Louis V in 987 until his death. Most historians regard the beginnings of modern France with the coronation of Hugh Capet.

  4. It is among the largest and oldest royal houses in Europe and the world, and consists of Hugh Capet, the founder of the dynasty, and his male-line descendants, who ruled in France without interruption from 987 to 1792, and again from 1814 to 1848.

  5. www.encyclopedia.com › encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps › hugh-capetHugh Capet | Encyclopedia.com

    Antoine De Bourbon Matthias Corvinus. Hugh Capet (kā´pĬt, kăp´Ĭt), c.938–996, king of France (987–96), first of the Capetians. He was the son of Hugh the Great, to whose vast territories he succeeded in 956. Source for information on Hugh Capet: The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. dictionary.

  6. Hugh Capet ( French: Hugues Capet) (c. 939 – 14 October 996) was King of the Franks from 987 until his death in 996. The Capetian dynasty he started ruled France in an unbroken line for 300 years. Early career. Hugh was born in the winter of 941 and was the son of Hugh the Great and Hedwige of Saxony. [1] .

  7. Mar 5, 2022 · Description. Hugh Capet inaugurates a new dynasty whose house and offshoots will rule France for 800 years. Transcript. On 3 July 987 Hugues Capet, known in English as Hugh Capet, was elected King of the Franks at Noyon. The Carolingian House had failed in the west.

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