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Hugh "The Great" Capet & Hedwige of Saxony

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Name:
Hedwige of Saxony,
Princess of Germany

Date of Birth:
0910
Place:
Saxony, Germany
Date of Death:
March 14, 956
Place:
Aix-La-Chapelle
Parents:
Henry I "The Fowler" &
Mathilda of Bengelheim
Date of Marriage:
September 14, 0938
Place:
Unknown
Name:
Hugh "The Great" Capet,
Duke of Franks &
Count of Paris

Date of Birth:
900
Place:
Paris, France
Date of Death:
June 16, 956
Place:
Dourdan, France
Parents:
Robert I, King of France,
Count of Paris &
Beatrice De Vermandois
Queen of France
Children:
Hugh Capet,
King of France

Facts:
Hugh "The Great" was excluded from the succession on his father's death by his brother-in-law Raoul, who supported the candidacy of Louis IV. However, after Raoul's death (936) Hugh hoped to rule through this weak king who had been raised in England. Although Hugh never held the title of king, his vast possessions made him the virtual ruler of France.





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