Roy Hugues Capet

Roy Hugues Capet

Male Abt 941 - 996  (~ 55 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Hugues Capet 
    Prefix Roy 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Abt 941  Parijs Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Oct 996  Les Juifs nr Chartres Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7578  Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW, Ahnen BvS
    Links To This person is also Hugues Capet at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Hugues de France, 'le Grand',   b. 895,   d. 16 Jun 956, Dourdan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Hedwige von Sachsen,   b. 918,   d. Aft 10 May 965  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 937-938  Mainz Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Family ID F3416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Adela (Aelis) de Poitou,   b. 950,   d. 15 Jun 1006  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 968 
     1. Hedwige Capet,   b. 972,   d. Aft 1013  (Age 42 years)
     2. Roy Robert II Capet, "le Pieux",   b. 27 Mar 972, Orléans, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1031, Meulan, Aquitaine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Gisele Capet,   b. 978,   d. Abt 1000  (Age 22 years)
     4. Adele Capet,   b. 985,   d. Aft 1068  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F3415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 NN 1,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Gosselin de Fleury,   d. 1030
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2002 
    Family ID F154300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      The election of Hugh Capet to the throne of France in 987 A.D. marked the birth of a long dynasty which reigned over France through direct or indirect succession for more than eight centuries, until 1848, with a short break between 1792 and 1814.
      The direct Capetian line reigned from 987 A.D. to 1328, with fifteen kings in 341 years. Among the most outstanding figures were Philip II Augustus (1180-1223), St. Louis (1226-1270) or Philip IV the Fair (1285-1314). The idea of hereditary transmission of the crown based on male primogeniture gradually gained ground.
      From 987 A.D. to 1316, thirteen kings succeeded each other, with sons succeeding their fathers, from Hugh Capet down to John I the Posthumous. All of them worked along the same lines and gave the dynasty a solid foundation. Their aim was to impose their authority on leading feudal lords, extend the royal estates and combat foreign powers.
      In 1316, the question of succession was posed for the first time, after the death of John I the Posthumous since the child-king died only a few days after he was born. It was his uncle, Philip V the Long, who mounted the throne. Again, in 1322, when he died without leaving a male heir, it was his brother, Charles IV the Fair, the last surviving son of Philip IV the Fair, who became king. Salic Law was applied, even if not formally expressed as such until later, excluding women from any succession to the throne.
      In 1328, the death of Charles IV the Fair and the lack of a male heir marked the end of the direct Capetian dynasty and the crown passed to the Valois line.

      King of France (987-996).
      Hugh Capet was the grandson of Robert I and the son of Hugh the Great whom he succeeded as Duke of the Franks in 960 A.D. The rise to power of his family, the Robertians, was somewhat slowed by the recovery of the Carolingian dynasty under Kings Lothar and Louis V the Lazy. Before 970 A.D, Hugh married Adelaide, daughter of William III, Count of Poitiers. When Louis V died without leaving an heir, in 987 A.D, Hugh I Capet was elected King of France by the coun­try's leading noblemen, thanks to the support of the Roman Catholic Church and, in particular, Archbishop Adalberon of Reims. This assembly chose Hugh in pre­ference to Duke Charles of Lower Lorraine, brother of King Lothar and heir of the Carolingian dynasty. Hugh Capet had his son Robert crowned in 987 A.D, there­by ensuring the continuity of his line and marking the beginning of the Capetian reign. However, he owned only a very small territory in the Paris Basin and he struggled to impose his will on leading feudal lords, especially Charles of Lorraine, his Carolingian rival who had been proclaimed king by his supporters. Eventually, Charles was handed over and imprisoned, in 991 A.D. During Hugh Capet's reign, a succession of councils of bishops decreed the Peace of God in an attempt to counteract the devastation caused by feudal warfare. When Hugh Capet died in 996 A.D, he was succeeded by his son, Robert II the Pious.

      Gaf het geslacht de naam Capet; Capet: met de capuchon, de lekenpei. Werd door de "Groten" in 987 tot koning gekozen. Vanaf hem laten de koningen hun oudste zoon nog tijdens hun leven tot koning kronen.
      Hugues Capet, 960 Dux Francorum, 3.7.987 Roi; Werner 956 Comte de Poitou, 987 bestätigt er Wilhelm v.Poitou im Besitz von Grafschaft und Herzogtum v.Aquitanien

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