29 May 987 - 24 Oct 998: first "King of the Franks"
succeeded the last Carolingian king, Louis V.
p. Hugh the Great, Duke of the Franks and Hedwige of Saxony (c.910-c.965).
m. 970 Adelaide of Aquitaine a.k.a. Adelaide of Poitiers.
Gisela, or Gisele m. Hugh I, Count of Ponthieu
Hedwig, or Hathui m. Reginar IV, Count of Hainaut
Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson, Vol. III, page 16
↑ 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".
↑ 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.
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!
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:
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
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.