Abt 941 - 996 (~ 55 years)
Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.
||Hugues Capet |
||24 Oct 996
||Les Juifs nr Chartres
||Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW, Ahnen BvS
||This person is also Hugues Capet at Wikipedia |
||19 Mar 2010 |
||Adela (Aelis) de Poitou, b. 950, d. 15 Jun 1006 (Age 56 years) |
| ||1. Hedwige Capet, b. 972, d. Aft 1013 (Age 42 years)|
| ||2. Roy Robert II Capet, "le Pieux", b. 27 Mar 972, Orléans, France , d. 20 Jul 1031, Meulan, Aquitaine (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)|
||19 Mar 2010 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- THE DIRECT CAPETIAN LINE
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