While Hugh Capet's military power was limited and he had to seek military aid from the Duke of Normandy, his unanimous election as king gave him great moral authority and influence. Young Hugh's neighbours made the most of the opportunity. The lands south of the river Loire had largely ceased to be part of the West Frankish kingdom in the years after Charles the Simple was deposed in 922. The Duchy of Normandy and the Duchy of Burgundy were largely independent, and Brittany entirely so, although from 956 Burgundy was ruled by Hugh's brothers Odo and Henry. But for all this, Hugh's father was never king. Arnoul refused to appear at the Council of Senlis beginning of 990 , but the imprisonment of Charles of Lorraine and of Arnoul 29 March, 991 , and the deposition of Arnoul pronounced at the Council of St. The later Valois, starting with , ignored religious differences and allied with the to counter the growing power of the.
Apropos of Hugh Capet it is worthy of note that because the Dukes of France had in their possession the famous cope cappa of St. While Hugh Capet's military power was limited and he had to seek military aid from Richard I of Normandy, his unanimous election as king gave him great moral authority and influence. His grandfather had been King Robert I and his grandmother Beatrice was a Carolingian, a daughter of Herbert I of Vermandois. Beyond his power base, in the rest of France, there were still as many codes of law as there were fiefdoms. He is buried in front of the altar in the Basilica of the Trinity at St. Maybe her family was prominent when the couple married but suffered a subsequent decline by the time her husband was elected king.
The current legitimate, senior family member is , known by his supporters as , who also holds the claim to the French throne. Between Paris and Orléans he possessed towns and estates amounting to approximately 400 square miles 1,000 km². Therefore, many royal families appear and disappear in the French succession or become cadet branches upon marriage. The latter had been established by the great but began splitting into pieces soon after his death. Aft 1013 Age ~ 45 years 3. He defended their property against lay tyranny; he sought to remove them from episcopal jurisdiction while upholding the royal right to confirm abbatial elections; he supported all the liberties of the monks in the exercise of their electoral rights; he renounced the custom of distributing abbeys as benefices to laymen. Hugh's reign was marked by the unavailing efforts of Charles of Lorraine imprisoned 991 to assert himself and by continual conflict between Eudes I, count of Blois, and Fulk Nerra of Anjou, whom Hugh later supported.
This is in the 20 minutes between Charles X's formal signature of and the Dauphin's own signature. It is important to note that historians class the predecessors of Hugh Capet as Robertians, not Capetians. His paternal family, the Robertians, were powerful landowners in the Île-de-France. King Odo was his great uncle and King Rudolph Odo's son-in-law. His domestic policy was very favourable to the development of monastic life and the autonomy of the monasteries. Adalbero was able to convince the magnates that the crown was elective rather than hereditary and that , the only Carolingian , was unfit to rule. His grandmother was Beatrice of Vermandois.
His authority ended there, and if he dared travel outside his small area, he risked being captured and held for ransom, though, as God's anointed, his life was largely safe. Currently two Capetian monarchs still rule in Spain and Luxembourg. After the death of Louis V, the son of Hugh the Great, , was elected by the nobility as king of France. Ralph Glaber, however, attributes Hugh's request to his old age and inability to control the nobility. He proposed the throne was not a hereditary right but that the king should be the best man for the job. Nevertheless, Hugh must not be represented as wishing to found a State Church; what he wished was to maintain the Archdiocese of Reims under the domination of France, and to remove it from the influence of the German emperors.
This list of cadet branches shows most of the Capetian cadet lines and designating their royal French progenitor, although some sub-branches are not shown. The king of France is Hugh. The Archdiocese of Reims possessed a double importance, first because the archbishop had the right to elect and crown the kings of France, and next because of its geographical situation between France and Germany. The son of Hugh the Great, Duke of France, and Hedwige of Saxony, daughter of the German king Henry the Fowler, Hugh was born about 940. He then remarried to his cousin, 1310—1371 , who however bore him only daughters; when he died in 1328, his only child was Marie, a daughter by Jeanne, and the unborn child his wife was pregnant with. He proposed the throne was not a hereditary right but that the king should be the best man for the job.
But upon their deaths, according to Frankish custom, the kingdom would often be split once again between their sons. These lands were added to the French crown, further empowering the Capetian family. He was elected king by the assembly of Senlis, but he secured the succession for his descendants by suspending the feudal right of election. Only in the time before took the crown for himself and after the reign of is the term necessary to identify which. Hugh was the eldest son of Hugh the Great, duke of the Franks. Hugh Capet possessed minor properties near Chartres and Anjou. Hugh Capet possessed minor properties near Chartres and Angers.
The sons of Robert the Strong were and , who both ruled as king of. More importantly for his dynasty, he would during his brief reign 1223—1226 conquer , and some of the lands of the , declared forfeit from their former owners by the Pope as part of the. The branches of the dynasty which ruled after 1328 are generally called Valois and Bourbon. Martin, certain authors give to Hugh the Great and to his son Hugh the surname of Capet, which in history is reserved exclusively for the subject of this article. Elected king of the Franks When King Louis V died with no Adalbero of Reims made a plea for electing Hugh Capet. Theobald I of Blois, a former vassal of Hugh the Great, took the counties of Chartres and Châteaudun.