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- See Capet.
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- n. King of France elected in 987 and founding the Capetian dynasty (940-996)
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French crown from Childeric IV.  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.
Of the thirty-two Capetian kings from Hugh Capet to Louis XV only three were buried elsewhere than in St-Denis.
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.
(964-989), who could not prevent Hugh Capet from annexing the County of Boulogne to the royal domain of France.
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.