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from The American HeritageĀ® 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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Examples

  • French crown from Childeric IV. [270] unto Pepin and his son Charles by papal authority, unto the conquest of England by the Normans; in which space the line of Charles in France was again by the same authority and the power of Hugh Capet cut off.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Of the thirty-two Capetian kings from Hugh Capet to Louis XV only three were buried elsewhere than in St-Denis.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Hugh Capet was an elective king as much as Harold; but the French kings had made their crown the most strictly hereditary of all crowns.

    William the Conqueror

  • (964-989), who could not prevent Hugh Capet from annexing the County of Boulogne to the royal domain of France.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • But their splendor was clouded by poverty and time: after the decease of Robert, great butler of France, they descended from princes to barons; the next generations were confounded with the simple gentry; the descendants of Hugh Capet could no longer be visible in the rural lords of Tanlay and of Champignelles.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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