Hugh Capet

Hugues Capet (abt. 0941 - 0998)

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Hugues (Hugh) "King of the Franks" Capet
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  • Hughes of France[1]
  • nicknamed le Grand or Capet [1]


He was the son of Hughes le Grand, Duke of France, by his 3rd wife, Hedwig, daughter of Heinrich I, King of Germany, born, say 940.[1]

Early Life

p. Hugh the Great, Duke of the Franks and Hedwige of Saxony (c.910-c.965).[2]


  • Duke of France 960-987[1]
  • King of France 987-996[1] 29 May 987 - 24 Oct 998: first "King of the Franks"[3] He succeeded the last Carolingian king, Louis V.

968 Marriage to Adelaide

He married in the summer of 968 Adelaide of Poitou, daughter of Guillaume I, Count of Poitou, Duke of Aquitaine, byAdele, daughter of Rollo of Normandy. [1]

m. 970 Adelaide of Aquitaine a.k.a. Adelaide of Poitiers.[4]

987 Reign

He was consecrated King of France at Noyon 1 July 987. [1]

998 Death

Hughes Capet, King of France, died at "Les Juifs" near Prasville, Eure-et-Loire, 24 Octo ber 996, and was buried in the church of the Abbey of Saint-Denis. His widow, Adelaide, died 15 June 1003-5.[1]

d. 24 Oct 998[5]


They had one son and two daughters. [1]

  1. Gisela or Gisele, born Bourgourgne 968. m. Hugh I, Count of Ponthieu. Gisele, wife of Hughes I, seigneur of Abbeville, Avoue of Saint Riquier. [1]
  2. Hedwig, or Hathui, born 970, Orleans. m. Reginar IV, Count of Hainaut. Hawise (Hawidis, Hadwidis, Hathuidis, Hadevidam,) wife of Reignier IV, Count of Hainault, [1]
  3. [[Capet-41|Robert II, born 972, Orleans. He was the next King of France. [1]

Research Notes

The following children are not named by Richardson and need to be delinked[1]

Renaud, born 986.


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry. Volume III, page 16.
  2. dau. German king Henry the Fowler
  3. 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.
  4. Wikipedia. Adelaide of Aquistaine; p. William III, Duke of Aquitaine and Adele of Normandy, daughter of Rollo of Normandy.
  5. 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".

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Memories: 2

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]

-Generation 33.

On 8 Oct 2011 Crickett Lile wrote:

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On 3 Feb 2018 at 00:27 GMT Scott Lee wrote:

Someone should I will! Scott

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 32 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 32 degrees from Katy Jurado and 23 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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