Hugh Capet (939 - 996). Also known as Hugh the Great. King of the Franks from 987 to 996. He married Adelaide of Aquitaine and had three children. He is the founder of the Capetian dynasty, which ruler France from 987 to 1328. All other ruling houses of France have been cadet branches of the house of Capet.
King Hugh Capet. Born in Paris, France, circa 939 and died October 24, 996. He was the first king of France from 987 to 996 and the first of a direct line of 14 Capetian kings. The Capetian dynasty derived its name from his nickname, capa. Upon his father's death, Capet inherited massive swaths of land around Paris. The Capetian lineage ruled over 300 years and its unending reign gives Hugh Capet's rule a greater significance than his actual achievements merit.
My 33rd Grandfather. King of France, Hugh Capet. Born in 939 on the Ile-de-France, Paris. Death - 24 Oct 996 in Chartres, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France. Most historians regard the beginnings of modern France with the coronation of Hugh Capet. This is because, as Count of Paris, he made the city his power centre.
1) HRH Prince Louis XX, Duke of Anjou - Today there are two claimants from different lines of the House of Bourbon: Prince Louis Alphonse of Bourbon, Duke of Anjou is the senior male heir of Hugh Capet, King of France (987-996). Louis Alphonse is also the senior descendant of King Louis XIV of France through his grandson King Felipe V of Spain. By the Legitimist faction of French royalists he is recognized as the rightful claimant to the French crown.
Louis Alphonse de Bourbon, Duc d'Anjou, (born 25 April 1974, Madrid) is a member of the Royal House of Bourbon, and one of the current pretenders to the defunct French throne as Louis XX. As the senior male heir of Hugh Capet, being the senior descendant of King Louis XIV of France (ruled 1643–1715) through his grandson King Philip V of Spain, he is recognized as the "Head of the House of Bourbon" and rightful claimant to the French crown by the Legitimist faction of French royalists.