Hugh Capet of France

An artist's depiction of Hugh Capet

Hugh Capet (French: Hugues Capet) (941–996) was King of the Franks from 987 until his death in 996. The Capetian dynasty he started ruled France in an unbroken line for 300 years.

Early career

Hugh was born in the winter of 941 and was the son of Hugh the Great and Hedwige of Saxony.[1] His grandfather was King Robert I.[2] His grandmother was Beatrice of Vermandois. She was a Carolingian; a daughter of Herbert I of Vermandois.[1] By this connection he was the fifth great-grandson of Charlemagne through Pepin of Italy.[3]

While still a young man Hugh got the nickname "capet" from the cape he wore. These were tokens of the lay abbacies he held.[4]

Other Languages
العربية: أوغو كابيه
asturianu: Hugo Capeto
تۆرکجه: هوقو کاپه
беларуская: Гуга Капет
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Гуга Капэт
български: Хуго Капет
brezhoneg: Huon Capet
čeština: Hugo Kapet
dansk: Hugo Capet
Deutsch: Hugo Capet
Ελληνικά: Ούγος Καπέτος
English: Hugh Capet
español: Hugo Capeto
Esperanto: Hugo Kapeto
فارسی: هوگو کاپه
français: Hugues Capet
Gaeilge: Hugues Capet
한국어: 위그 카페
հայերեն: Հուգո Կապե
हिन्दी: ह्यू कापे
Bahasa Indonesia: Hugues Capet
íslenska: Húgó Kapet
italiano: Ugo Capeto
ქართული: ჰუგო კაპეტი
kurdî: Hugh Capet
latviešu: Hugo Kapets
Lëtzebuergesch: Hugues Capet
македонски: Иго Капет
Mirandés: Hugo Capeto
Nederlands: Hugo Capet
norsk: Hugo Capet
occitan: Uc Capet
polski: Hugo Kapet
português: Hugo Capeto
română: Hugo Capet
русский: Гуго Капет
Scots: Hugh Capet
sicilianu: Ugu Capetu
slovenčina: Hugo Kapet
српски / srpski: Иго Капет
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Hugo Capet
suomi: Hugo Capet
svenska: Hugo Capet
Türkçe: Hugh Capet
українська: Гуго Капет
Tiếng Việt: Hugues Capet
Yorùbá: Hugh Capet
Kabɩyɛ: Hugues Capet
Lingua Franca Nova: Hugues Capet