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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Huges des Francs, Duke of Francia, Count of Paris[1, 2, 3]

Male 895 - 956  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name Huges des Francs 
    Suffix Duke of Francia, Count of Paris 
    Nickname le Grand 
    Born ca. 895  Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Title 954 
    Duke of Francia 
    10th Century France
    10th Century France
    Other Affiliation 955  [4
    Richard I, Duke of Normandy, appointed guardian of son Hugh Capet. "I desire, my dear children, that you will endeavour to model your characters after the example of Richard, your guardian, and that you will take his good counsel as the rule of prudence. You know that I have affianced your sister to him, and that they will be married, as soon as she has attained to a proper age. These are the most sacred wishes of my heart, which fervently implores the blessing of Heaven on the full accomplishment of these my desires."
     
    Title Apr 956 
    Duke of Burgundy 
    Died 9 Jun 956  Dourdan, Essonne, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I11124  Dickinson
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father Robert I des Francs, King of the Franks,   b. Abt 860,   d. 15 Jun 923, Soissons, Aisne, Picardy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Beatrix de Vermandois,   b. Abt 880,   d. 26 Mar 931  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married
    • Robert's first wife (and mother of Adela) is unknown.
    Family ID F3135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Judith du Maine,   b. Before 900,   d. 925  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married ca. 914 
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F6330  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eadhild of Wessex,   d. 937 
    Married ca. 926 
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F6331  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Hedwig of Saxony,   b. Bef 922,   d. Aft 965  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 937 
    Children 
    +1. Hugh Capet, King of the Franks,   b. Abt 941, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 996, Prasville, Eure-et-Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)  [Birth]
     2. Emma, Duchess of Normandy,   b. Abt 943,   d. 18 Mar 968, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)  [Birth]
     3. Otton des Francs, Duke of Burgundy at Beaune,   d. 23 Feb 965  [Birth]
     4. Eudes-Henri I des Francs, Duke of Burgundy,   b. ca. 948,   d. 15 Oct 1002, Château de Pouilly-sur-Saône, Pouilly-sur-Saône, Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F3162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ca. 895 - Paris, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jun 956 - Dourdan, Essonne, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CAPET.htm#Huguesdied956B.

    2. [S336466] Medieval France: An Encyclopedia, John Bell Henneman, Jr., Lawrence Earp, William W. Kibler, Grover A. Zinn, (New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1995), 463.

    3. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Hugh the Great" at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_the_Great.

    4. [S336477] The Dukes of Normandy: From the Time of Rollo to the Expulsion of King John by Philip Augustus of France, Jonathan Duncan, (London: J. Rickerby, 1839), 44.