Capetians

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Capetians French royal family forming the third dynasty providing France with 15 kings. It began with Hugh Capet, Duke of Francia (987), and ended with Charles IV (1328). Hugh Capet was elected king after the death of Louis V, the last of the Carolingians. Capetians dominated the feudal forces, extending the king's rule over the country. It was succeeded by Philip VI of the House of Valois.

Capetian

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Capetian name of the dynasty ruling France 987–1328, founded by Hugh Capet (938–96), king of France 987–96.