Hugh “le Grand” Robertin

Hugh “le Grand” Robertin

Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 16 Jun 956 (aged 57–58)
Departement de l'Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Burial Saint-Denis, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 131665555 View Source
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Hugh Magnus, The Great Duke of France was born abt 898 in Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France, France. He was the son of Robert I (Count of Paris & Poitiers) King of France #1 (866-923) and Beatrix (Queen of France) de (Vermandois) (880-949).

Hugh married first, in 922, Judith, daughter of Roger Comte du Maine & his wife Rothilde. She died childless in 925. Hugh's second wife was Eadhild, daughter of Edward the Elder, king of the Anglo-Saxons, and sister of King Æthelstan. They married in 926 and she died in 938, childless. Hugh's third wife was Hedwig of Saxony, daughter of Henry the Fowler and Matilda of Ringelheim.

Hugh and Hedwig were the parents of the following known children: Beatrice married Frederick I, Duke of Upper Lorraine. Hugh Capet who became King of France in 987. Emma.(c. 943-aft. 968). Otto, Duke of Burgundy and Odo-Henry I, Duke of Burgundy.

Hugh the Great was the Duke of the Franks and Count of Paris. His family is known as the Robertians Noble family (The Robertians, or Robertines, was the Frankish predecessor family of origin to the ruling houses of France). At the death of his father, King Robert I, in battle at Soissons in 923, Hugh refused the crown and it went to his brother-in-law, Rudolph of France.

Hugh was the progenitor of the Capetian kings of France. He was the son of a king (Robert I), father of another (Hugh Capet) and brother-in-law of three more (Rudolf of France, Athelstan of England, and Otto of Germany), Hugh possessed such vast territories that he could easily have assumed the crown on the death of Rudolf in 936.

Hugh died on 6/16/ 956 in Isle, Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France. His burial is unknown at this time.

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