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 (kā′pĭt, kăp′ĭt, kă-pā′)
A dynasty of French kings (987-1328), including Hugh Capet (940?-996), who was elected king in 987, thereby permanently removing the Carolingians from power, and ruled until his death. The expansion of territory and centralization of power under the Capets began the movement toward a unified France.


(ˈkæpɪt; kæˈpɛt; French kapɛ)
(Biography) Hugh or Hugues (yg). ?938–996 ad, king of France (987–96); founder of the Capetian dynasty.


(ˈkeɪ pɪt, ˈkæp ɪt, kæˈpeɪ)

Hugh or Fr.Hugues (y g), A.D. 938?–996, king of France 987–996.
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Noun1.Capet - King of France elected in 987 and founding the Capetian dynasty (940-996)Capet - King of France elected in 987 and founding the Capetian dynasty (940-996)
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Well, Capet, we'll want to make this a first-class show, you know, so I guess we'll add a little more to it.
No; but just think, there are paltry country squires who have all some title or another and pretend to go back as far as Charlemagne, or at least to Hugh Capet.
Indeed, several editions of the Six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin are represented, including those edited by Lucien Capet, Edouard Nadaud, Hellmesberger, and Ferdinand David.
Who was known as The Widow Capet and The Baker''s Wife?
While the Capetians run out of direct male heirs in the 14th century, the succeeding royal homes of Valois, Bourbon, and Orleans are all descended from the Capet male line.
The ancestors he uncovered include Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror and Hugh Capet, a 10th century French king.
De Hugues Capet a Jeanne d'Arc 987-1460 [Paris: Hachette, 1987], p.
After the execution of the king, the captive queen, now dubbed by the revolutionaries the Widow Capet to deny her royal standing, ordered a black mourning gown.
At his execution, the once all-powerful absolute monarch was referred to only as Citizen Louis Capet.
Henri-Francois brings us the news as we're sitting down to some pigeon, red currants, apricots, and wine: the Tribunal, according to the declaration of the jury, and complying with the indictment of the Public Prosecutor, has condemned Marie Antoinette, called Lorraine d'Autriche, widow of Louis Capet, to the pain of death, the judgment to be carried out in the Place de la Revolution, and printed and exhibited throughout the Republic.