Hugh Capet

Hugh Capet

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Hugues (Hugh) "King of the Franks" Capet
Born about in Paris, Seine, France
Husband of — married in Paris, France
Died in Paris, France
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d. 24 Oct 998[1]



  • 29 May 987 - 24 Oct 998: first "King of the Franks"[2]
succeeded the last Carolingian king, Louis V.

Early Life

p. Hugh the Great, Duke of the Franks and Hedwige of Saxony (c.910-c.965).[3]


m. 970 Adelaide of Aquitaine a.k.a. Adelaide of Poitiers.[4]
  • Gisela, or Gisele m. Hugh I, Count of Ponthieu
  • Hedwig, or Hathui m. Reginar IV, Count of Hainaut
  • Robert II


  1. The Historia Francorum Senonensis records the death in 998 of "Hugo rex" and his burial "in basilica beati Dyonisii martiris Parisius". The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Denis records the death "IX Kal Nov" of "Hugo rex".
  2. Elected HUGUES "Capet" King of France by an assembly of nobles at Senlis 29 May 987, after the death of Louis V King of France. He was consecrated at Noyon 1 Jun 987.
  3. dau. German king Henry the Fowler
  4. Wikipedia: Adelaide of Aquitaine; p. William III, Duke of Aquitaine and Adele of Normandy, daughter of Rollo of Normandy.

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On March 1, 2015 at 23:16GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Of France-283 and Capet-57 appear to represent the same person because: while I am proposing this merge, as I look at generations before this merge, I think there may be an issue of generations in merging these two lines

On December 23, 2014 at 21:57GMT Bree Ogle wrote:

Note. This profile is NOT "Hugh Magnus."

On November 30, 2014 at 22:00GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

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   If you are interested in helping with this profile, and their family, visit the Notables Project page.

Hugh is 25 steps away from A.J. Jacobs in the global family tree!

On September 3, 2014 at 03:42GMT Bob Fields wrote:

Capet, Roi des Francs-1 and Capet-57 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth/death dates, same wife. Merge into PPP profile Capet-57. Thanks.

On February 12, 2014 at 00:25GMT Vic Watt wrote:

I have drastically cut this biography, eliminating multiple copies of the Wikipedia article and erroneous information about Hughes de Vermandois. It still isn't perfect, but it is now about 1/5 the size it was originally. I think I got all the sources in the right places. There are still too many kids, as he only had 3 legitimate, one probably illegit., and an another with unknown connections. I'll work on that next.

On October 27, 2013 at 20:43GMT Anonymous Anonymous wrote:

I just linked PPP Capet-41 as a son. He's mentioned in the biography several times, and each link redirects to Capet-41.

Hope you don't mind me doing this without asking.

On February 20, 2012 at 15:11GMT Roger Travis wrote:

This is a final profile, as determined by the European Aristocracy user-group. Any merges will go INTO this profile. See for details.

On March 7, 2011 at 21:54GMT Krissi Love wrote:

Known as "Capet".

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