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 Hugh Capet

Hugh Capet

Birth
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 14 Oct 996 (aged 57–58)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Saint-Denis, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 11420947 · View Source
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French Monarch. Born in Paris, Isle De, France in 938, he was the founder of the third Frankish royal dynasty (the Capetians), which ruled France until 1328. Son of Hugh the Great, whom he succeeded as Duke of the Franks in 956, he was elected king and crowned at Noyon in 987. His 40 years in power were marked by constant political intrigue and struggle, both among the feudal aristocracy and with his Carolingian rivals, but his position was invariably saved by the disunity of his enemies.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 24 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11420947
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hugh Capet (938–14 Oct 996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11420947, citing Saint Denis Basilique, Saint-Denis, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .