Capet definitions

kā'pĭt, kăp'ĭt, kă-pā'
A dynasty of French kings (987–1328), including Hugh Capet (940?–996), who was elected king in 987, thereby permanently removing the Carolingians from power, and ruled until his death. The expansion of territory and centralization of power under the Capets began the movement toward a unified France.
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A.d. 938?-996; king of France (987-996)
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