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Hugh CAPETAge: 58898956

Name
Hugh CAPET
Birth 898 31 18
Paris, Isle De, France

Death of a maternal grandfatherHerbert DE VERMANDOIS I
902 (Age 4)
Vermandois

Death of a maternal grandfatherHerbert DE VERMANDOIS I
November 6, 902 (Age 4)

Death of a maternal grandfatherHerbert DE VERMANDOIS I
902 (Age 4)
Neustria

Death of a maternal grandmotherBertha DE MORVIS
June 15, 923 (Age 25)
France

Death of a fatherRobert of FRANCE I
June 15, 923 (Age 25)
Soissons, Picardie, France

Death of a fatherRobert of FRANCE I
June 15, 923 (Age 25)
Soissons, France

Death of a sisterAdela of FRANCE
March 31, 930 (Age 32)
St Quentin, Pas De Calais, France

Death of a sisterAdela of FRANCE
931 (Age 33)
France

Death of a sisterAdela of FRANCE
931 (Age 33)
Vermandois, Normandy, France

Death of a motherBéatrice DE VERMANDOIS
931 (Age 33)
Soissons, Aisne, Picardy, France

Death of a half-sisterHildebrante of FRANCE
after 931 (Age 33)

Birth of a son
#1
Hugh CAPET
about 939 (Age 41)
Paris, Seine, France

Birth of a daughter
#2
Beatrice CAPET
939 (Age 41)
Paris, France

Death June 16, 956 (Age 58)
Dourdan, France

Death June 17, 956 (Age 58)
Dourdan, Isle De, France

Family with parents - View family
father
1-RobertDeFranceI.jpg Robert of FRANCE I
Birth: August 15, 866Bourgogne, France
Death: June 15, 923Soissons, Picardie, France
mother
1-DE Vermandois.jpg Béatrice DE VERMANDOIS
Birth: 880 34 35Vermandois, Normandy, France
Death: 931Soissons, Aisne, Picardy, France
1-De Capet.jpg Hugh CAPET
Birth: 898 31 18Paris, Isle De, France
Death: June 17, 956Dourdan, Isle De, France
-10 years
elder sister
1-De Capet.jpg Adela of FRANCE
Birth: 887 20 7Vermandois, Normandy, France
Death: March 31, 930St Quentin, Pas De Calais, France
Father’s family with Aelis D'ALSACE - View family
father
1-RobertDeFranceI.jpg Robert of FRANCE I
Birth: August 15, 866Bourgogne, France
Death: June 15, 923Soissons, Picardie, France
step-mother
Aelis D'ALSACE
Birth: about 865
Death: before 890
half-sister
Hildebrante of FRANCE
Birth: 887 20 22Bretagne, Brittany, France
Death: after 931
Family with Hedwige of SAXONY - View family
1-De Capet.jpg Hugh CAPET
Birth: 898 31 18Paris, Isle De, France
Death: June 17, 956Dourdan, Isle De, France
wife
SAXONY.jpg Hedwige of SAXONY
Birth: 922 46 27Sachsen, Germany
Death: May 10, 965Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia
son
Hugues_capet.jpg Hugh CAPET
Birth: about 939 41 17Paris, Seine, France
Death: October 24, 996Paris, France
1 year
daughter
1-De Capet.jpg Beatrice CAPET
Birth: 939 41 17Paris, France
Death: August 23, 987Lorraine, France

 
Shared note
Hugh the Great (898-16 June 956) was duke of the Franks and count of Paris, son of King Robert I of France and nephew of King Odo. He was born in Paris, Ile-de-France, France. His eldest son was Hugh Capet who became King of France in 987. His family is known as the Robertians. Hugh's first wife was Eadhild, daughter of Edward the Elder, king of England, and sister of King Athelstan. At the death of Rudolph, duke of Burgundy, in 936, Hugh was in possession of nearly all the region between the Loire and the Seine, corresponding to the ancient Neustria, with the exception of the territory ceded to the Normans in 911. He took a very active part in bringing Louis IV (d'Outremer) from the Kingdom of England in 936, but in the same year Hugh married Hedwige of Saxony, a daughter of Henry the Fowler of Germany and Matilda of Ringelheim, and soon quarrelled with Louis. Hugh even paid homage to the Emperor Otto the Great, and supported him in his struggle against Louis. When Louis fell into the hands of the Normans in 945, he was handed over to Hugh, who released him in 946 only on condition that he should surrender the fortress of Laon. At the council of Ingelheim (948) Hugh was condemned, under pain of excommunication, to make reparation to Louis. It was not, however, until 950 that the powerful vassal became reconciled with his suzerain and restored Laon. But new difficulties arose, and peace was not finally concluded until 953. On the death of Louis IV, Hugh was one of the first to recognize Lothair as his successor, and, at the intervention of Queen Gerberga, was instrumental in having him crowned. In recognition of this service Hugh was invested by the new king with the duchies of Burgundy (his suzerainty over which had already been nominally recognized by Louis IV) and Aquitaine. But his expedition in 955 to take possession of Aquitaine was unsuccessful. In the same year, however, Giselbert, duke of Burgundy, acknowledged himself his vassal and betrothed his daughter to Hugh's son Otto. At Giselbert's death (8 April 956) Hugh became effective master of the duchy, but died soon afterwards, on the 16 or 17 June 956, in Dourdan. In the Divine Comedy Dante meets the soul of Duke Hugh in Purgatory, lamenting the avarice of his descendants.
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