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  Capetian France
From 987 to 1328, it was ruled by the Capetian dynasty.
The Capetian dynasty was founded by Hugh Capet, elected king of France in 987 over the last legitimate pretender of the Carolingian line, Charles, duke of Lower Lorraine.
Capetian dominions further expanded to include the county of Toulouse under Philip III the Bold (1270-1285), and later Champagne, Angoumois, and the county of Lyons under Philip IV the Fair (1285-1314).
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 Valois Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Valois Dynasty succeeded the Capetian Dynasty as rulers of France from 1328-1589.
They were descendants of Charles of Valois, the third son of King Philip III and based their claim to be ahead of Edward III of England on a reintroduction of the Salic law.
The term "Valois Dukes of Burgundy" is employed to refer to the dynasty which began after a member of the Royal family (Philip, son of King Jean II), was given the Duchy of Burgundy.
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 List of French monarchs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Most medieval historians would argue that the existence of France proper did not begin until the advent of the Capetian Dynasty in 987, or, at the very earliest, with the establishment of the Kingdom of Western Francia at the Treaty of Verdun in 843.
The Capetian Dynasty, the male-line descendants of Hugh Capet ruled France continuously from 987 to 1792 and again from 1814 to 1848.
The history of France as recounted in the "Grandes Chroniques de France," and particularly in the personal copy produced for King Charles V between 1370 and 1380 that is the saga of the three great dynasties, the Merovingians, Carolingians, and the Capetian Rulers of France, that shaped the institutions and the frontiers of the realm.
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 Encyclopedia: The Capetian Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Throughout the ninth century and into the tenth, the great, but short-lived effort of Charlemagne to restore the Western Roman Empire (after a historical gap of about three centuries) continually degraded as Charles's own heirs tore their own kingdoms--and each others's--to shreds in bitter, fruitless wars for dominance.
Carolingian Dynasty continued until the year of grace 987 when a group of powerful nobles deliberately bypassed the last of Charlemagne's heirs, Louis the Lazy, and installed on the throne one of their own, Hugh Capet, founder of the Capetian Dynasty.
Initially, the Dynasty had sovereignty only over what was known as "the Duchy of France" (composed of Paris and Orleans, and covering about 400 square miles of territory).
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 Hugh Capet --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The third of the Capetian line of French monarchs was Henry I. He was the grandson of Hugh Capet and the son of Robert II.
Founded by Hugh Capet in 987, the Capetian dynasty was the ruling house of France during the feudal period of the Middle Ages.
The dynasty, or sequence of rulers, encompassed 15 kings, the last of whom was Charles IV, who died in 1328.
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The Robertians, or early Capetians, however took the title of duke of the Franks in 936, the counts of Poitou became dukes of Aquitaine in 965 and the Robert of Normandy called himself marquis from 966 onwards, Richard II of Normandy adopted the title of duke in 1006.
The main reason for the fall of the Angevin Empire and the takeover by the Capetian kings of many of the principalities was the fact that the Angevins failed to cover the costs that the defence of their possessions demanded.
The Capetians did indeed conquer many of the Angevin lands, but the reason was their wish to expand and their strength to support that claim and not feudal suzerainty.
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 Capetian dynasty --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The Capetians all descended from Robert the Strong (died 866), count of Anjou and of Blois, whose two sons, usually styled Robertian rather than Capetian, were both crowned king of the Franks: …
king of France and of Navarre (as Charles I) from 1322, the last of the direct line of the Capetian dynasty; his inglorious reign was marked by his invasion of Aquitaine and by political intrigues with his sister Isabella, wife of King Edward II of England.
The position appears to date from the 11th century, when the Capetian dynasty of kings sought a means to render justice within their realm and to subject their vassals to royal control.
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 Encyclopedia: Valois Dynasty
France under the Ancien Régime, the socio-political system which persisted throughout the rule of the Valois and Bourbon dynasties, was a nation half-way between feudalism and modernity, ruled over by a powerful absolute monarchy which relied on the doctrine of the Divine Right of Kings and the...
Charles V the Wise (French: Charles V le Sage) (January 31, 1338 – September 16, 1380) was king of France (1364 to 1380) and a member of the Valois Dynasty.
Philip II, Duke of Burgundy, known as the Bold (Philippe II de Bourgogne, le Hardi in French) (January 15, 1342–April 27, 1404), was the fourth son of King John II of France and his wife, formerly Jutta of Bohemia.
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 Valois dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The House of Valois was a branch of the Capetian family, for it was descended from Charles of Valois, whose Capetian father, King Philip III, awarded him the county of Valois in 1285.
Charles's son and successor, Philip, count of Valois, became king of France as Philip VI in 1328, and thus began the Valois dynasty.
The early kings of the Valois dynasty were occupied primarily with fighting the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453), which broke out under Philip VI (reigned 1328-50).
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 Polish Kings: Anjou Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Anjou dynasty is from French origine, and a younger branch of the Capetian dynasty.
The grandson of Charles I, Charles II Robert became king of Hungary in 1308, and in 1320 married the daughter of king Wladislav I, the Short, Elizabeth.
This dynasty ended when Queen Jadwiga died in 1399, and the rule of Poland passed into the hands of Wladyslav II Jagiello, the founder of the Jagiellonian dynasty.
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 Middle Ages - France.com
Charles Martel, the first leader of the Carolingian dynasty, initiated the expansion of the Franks' kingdom and stopped the Muslim advance from Spain in 732.
The Carolingian dynasty died out in 987 when Hugues Capet was elected to the throne of France by the Lords, starting the Capetian Dynasty.
Despite the mariage of Eleanor of Aquitaine to Henry II of England which yielded most of the western part of France to the British Crown, the Capetians continued to centralize the Lordships under their control.
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The Capetian dynasty gradually pieced France together over the Middle Ages, a period of great economic prosperity and cultural vitality.
It was followed by the Carolingians, and from the 10th century by Capetian rulers.
The Capetians established royal power, which passed to the Valois branch in the 14th century, and then to the Bourbons in the late 16th century, following the Wars of Religion.
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 Encyclopedia: Capetian
The Carolingians (also known as the Carlovingians) were a dynasty of rulers that eventually controlled the Frankish realm and its successors from the 8th to the 10th century, officially taking over the kingdoms from the Merovingian dynasty in 751.
During the French Revolution (1789–1799) democracy and republicanism overthrew the absolute monarchy in France, and the French portion of the Roman Catholic Church was forced to undergo radical restructuring.
Charles IV the Fair (French: Charles IV le Bel) (1294 – February 1, 1328), a member of the Capetian Dynasty, reigned as King of France from 1322 to 1328.
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 History: Capetian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
No Jeanne d'Arc wasn't a member of the Capetian Dynasty but it was thanks to her that the dynasty continued.
After France came to the aid of Scotland in 1337 against England, Edward III of England declared war on Philip VI of France, beginning the Hundred Years' War.
Eleven years later, on 16 May 1920, Jeanne d'Arc officially was recognized as a saint when Pope Benedict XV canonized her.
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 34th Generation (cont.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He was the king of France from 987 to 996, and the first of a direct line of 14 Capetian kings of that country.
The Capetian dynasty's subsequent rule for more than 300 years has invested Hugh Capet's reign with a greater significance than his actual achievements merit.
This practice of crowning the heir during the father's lifetime was continued by the Capetians until the time of Louis VII and undoubtedly contributed to the dynasty's stability and longevity.
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 France 2
Henry I (of France) (circa 1008-60), king of France (1031-60), son of King Robert II and grandson of Hugh Capet, founder of the Capetian dynasty.
The Capetian kings greatly strengthened the royal power in France by insisting on the principles of heredity, primogeniture, and indivisibility of crown lands.
Valois, dynasty that occupied the throne of France from 1328to 1589.
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When the Captetian dynasty first came to power under Hugh Capet France was divided among many powerful lords and the King of France was an insignificant power.
By the reign of Louis IX the Capetians were to become the most powerful kings in Europe and to leed several crusades.
Their dynasty came to and end in 1328 when the last male Capetian died and the house of Valois inherited.
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 France, 1000-1400 A.D. | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Between 1000 and 1400, the kingdoms of the Franks, divided among many leaders, become the kingdom of France, which emerges under the Capetian dynasty as one of the most prosperous, powerful, and prestigious in Christendom.
The Capetians earn much prestige on the religious front: they surround themselves with clerics as advisors and in return confer privileges and gifts on churches and abbeys.
of the Capetian dynasty, ascends to the French throne.
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 Capetian Women - Kathleen Nolan
Never before have the women of the Capetian royal dynasty in France been the subject of a study in their own right.
The new research in Capetian Women challenges old paradigms about the restricted roles of royal women, uncovering their influence in social, religious, cultural, and even political spheres.
The scholars in the volume consider medieval chroniclers' responses to the independent actions of royal women as well as modern historians' use of them as vehicles for constructing the past.
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 Search Results for Capetian - Encyclopædia Britannica
Knowing his own strength, he was the first of the Capetians not to have his eldest son crowned and associated with him during his lifetime; in fact, his conquests and...
definitive historian of the Capetians (the royal house of France from 987 to 1328) and of Pope Innocent III (1198–1216).
The fragmentation of political power resulting from the decline of the Carolingians meant that the kings of France were forced into rivalries, alliances, and conflicts with the princes, who were for...
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 Capetian Dynasty y   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
To ensure the succession of the Capetian dynasty, Hugues had his son, Robert 2, crowned as king in December 996.
Knowing his own strength, he was the first of the Capetians not to have his eldest son crowned and associated with him during his lifetime.
Charles IV, the last king of the Capetian dynasty, was succeeded by Philippe VI, of the Valois line.
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 Louis VII of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A member of the Capetian Dynasty, Louis VII was born in 1120, the second son of Louis the Fat and Adélaide of Maurienne (c.
His greater accomplishments lie in the development of agriculture, population, commerce, the building of stone fortresses, as well as an intellectual renaissance.
Considering the significant disparity of political leverage and financial resources between Louis and his Angevin rival, not to mention Henry's superior military skills, Louis should be credited with preserving the Capetian dynasty.
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 france war of religion bourbon dynasty for West Greenway Baptist Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The vision of West Greenway Baptist Church is to be a church family who practices Deuteronomy 6:49, which teaches what a family ought to be.
Capetian dynasty which with its Valois and Bourbon offshoots was to rule France for...
dynasty which with its Valois and Bourbon offshoots was to rule France...
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 Chapter King's Own <i>to</i> King-Maker of K by Brewer's Readers Handbook
The Capetian dynasty terminated with three brothers, sons of Philippe le Bel (viz.
The Valois dynasty came to an end by the succession of the three brothers, sons of Henri II.
(the third brother of the Valois dynasty), came Henry de Bourbon, a collateral descendant; and after Charles X. (the third brother of the Bourbon dynasty), came Louis Philippe, a collateral descendant.
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 France History, The French Valois Dynasty 1358-1589
he Valois Dynasty succeeded the Capetian Dynasty as rulers of France from 1328-1589 C.E. They were descendants of Charles of Valois, the second son of King Philip III of France.
He was a member of the Valois Dynasty and was one of the most successful kings of France in terms of uniting the country.
Francis I, a member of the Valois Dynasty, was born at Cognac, Charente, the son of Charles d'Angoulême (1459 - January 1, 1496) and Louise of Savoy (September 11, 1476 - September 22, 1531).
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 Hugh Capet of France
The Capetians all descended from Robert the Strong (died 866), count of Anjou and of Blois, whose two sons, usually styled Robertian rather than Capetian, were both crowned king of the Franks: Eudes in 888, Robert I in 922.
Among the most notable of the Capetians was Philip II (reigned 1180-1223), who wrested from the Angevin rulers of England much of the empire that they had built up in western France.
Another notable Capetian was Louis IX, or Saint Louis (reigned 1226-70), whose devotion to justice and saintly life greatly enhanced the prestige of the monarchy.
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