Friday, July 3, 2009
Anniversary of the Coronoation of Hugh Capet, King of France

On July 3, 987 he was crowned as King of France and is regarded as the founder of the Capetian dynasty. His Royal Highness, King Hugh Capet died on October 24, 996 in Paris, France and was interred in the Saint Denis Basilica. The Capetians ruled France from 987 to 1328. All French kings up through King Louis Philippe have belonged to this dynasty.

Currently members of the Capetian dynasty are still states of the kingdom of Spain (in the person of the Bourbon Juan Carlos) and of the grand-duchy of Luxembourg. The Capetian Dynasty remains the oldest continuously reigning dynasty in the world.

Image Source: Hugh Capet of France by Steuben Charles de baron

1 comment(s):

del_button October 31, 2012 at 3:54 PM
Unknown said...

Hugo Capet was well-konwn in the Middle ages but one can hardy remember his today I can suggest reading a good biography

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