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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.
A still wilder tale spoke of Hugh Capet as the son of a butcher of Paris.
CAPET, the name of a family to which, for nearly nine centuries, the kings of France, and many of the rulers of the most powerful fiefs in that country, belonged, and which mingled with several of the other royal races of Europe.
In the 10th century the duchy of Burgundy fell into the hands of Hugh the Great, father of Hugh Capet, on whose death in 956 it passed to his son Otto, and, in 965, to his son Henry.
Later on in the same year Adalbero crowned Hugh Capet (rst June) and his son Robert (25th December).
The new prelate took the oath of fealty to Hugh Capet and persuaded Gerbert to remain with him.