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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Capet.

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  • n. King of France elected in 987 and founding the Capetian dynasty (940-996)


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  • There is no doubt that the Kings of France before 1792 and between 1814 and 1830 had believed themselves to be the inheritors of the ancient Kingly prerogative and rights invested in Hugh Capet in 987, and passed on to his descendants, successors to the Crown.

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  • Succession to the Crown is limited to male princes descended from Hugh Capet.

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  • I therefore give my vote without hesitation, some three or four hundred years from the present time, to a daughter of France, then the only descendant remaining in a direct line from Hugh Capet.

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  • What Celt will refuse to acknowledge her, unless we should discover some other beautiful and accomplished princess of the issue of Charlemagne, whose family was expelled by Hugh Capet, notwithstanding the Salic law? or unless indeed we should find a princess fairer and more accomplished still, an unquestionable descendant from Clovis, whose family was before expelled by Pepin, his own domestic, notwithstanding, be it again remembered, the

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  • If Hugh Capet dispossess the legitimate heir of Charlemagne, he becomes the root of a race of heroes.

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  • Under Hugh Capet, Henry, and Philip, the people on this side the Loire only, were called

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  • The father of Hugh Capet was rich only by his abbeys, and was called Hugh the Abbot.

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  • There is at present no relic in France of the government of Hugh Capet, nor in England of the administration of

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  • By the way, the houses of Valois, Bourbon, and Orleans all descend from Hugh Capet in the male line, so in a sense they were Capetian as well.

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  • French history, from Hugh Capet to Richelieu and Louis XIV., is a continued example of this course of things.

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