Hugues  Capet

Hugues Capet (abt. 0941 - 0998)

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Hugues (Hugh) "King of the Franks" Capet
Born about in Paris, Seine, Francemap
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Husband of — married in Paris, Francemap
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Died in Paris, Francemap
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European Aristocracy
Hugh Capet is a member of royalty, nobility or aristocracy in Europe.
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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


  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson, Vol. III, page 16
  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 26 Aug 2016 Sunny (Trimbee) Clark wrote:

King Hugues founded "the oldest continuously reigning dynasty in the world... Capet's legacy contributed to creating a country that, in many respects, has led the world in the field of humanitarian thinking, rights, political liberty and human solidarity." C'est bon, ma grand père![1]

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On 8 Oct 2011 Crickett Lile wrote:

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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Hugh by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Axel Bourbon-Parma : Y-Chromosome Test 38 markers, haplogroup R-Z381, Ysearch TFXJ6
  • João Orléans : Y-Chromosome Test 38 markers, haplogroup R-Z381, Ysearch BNWYZ

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On 9 Jun 2017 at 09:39 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Only three children are his: Gisèle, Avise, and Robert.

On 1 Mar 2015 at 23:16 GMT 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 23 Dec 2014 at 21:57 GMT Bree Ogle wrote:

Note. This profile is NOT "Hugh Magnus."

On 30 Nov 2014 at 22:00 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

Hugh Capet is notable.
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On 3 Sep 2014 at 03:42 GMT 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 12 Feb 2014 at 00:25 GMT 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 20 Feb 2012 at 15:11 GMT Roger Travis Jr. 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 7 Mar 2011 at 21:54 GMT Krissi (Hubbard) Love wrote:

Known as "Capet".

Hugh is 29 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 32 degrees from Robynne Lozier, 22 degrees from Pocahontas Rolfe and 26 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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