Capetians

or Capets
Ruling house of France (987–1328), who laid the foundation of the French state. Descended from Robert the Strong

died 866

, they included Hugh Capet (r. 987–96), the first Capetian king; Philip II Augustus (r.1180–1223); and Louis IX (r.1226–70).

Capetians also ruled as dukes of Burgundy and Brittany, emperors of Constantinople, counts of Artois and Provence, kings and queens of Naples, and kings of Hungary and Navarre.

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