Hugues Magnus, Duke Of France 1
- Born: Abt 898, Of, Paris, Isle DE France
- Marriage: Hedwige (Hartwige) Princess Of The Germans Bef 14 Sep 938, Mainz Oder, Ingelheim, Rhineland, Germany
- Died: 17 Jun 956, Dourdan, Isle DE France, about age 58
- Buried: Abbaye DE St Denis, St Denis, Isle DE France
Ancestral File Number: 9G85-JJ.
Hugh the Great
Hugh the Great, d. 956, French duke; son of King Robert I </ce6/people/A0842058.html> and father of Hugh Capet </ce6/people/A0824453.html>. Excluded from the succession on his father's death by his brother-in-law Raoul </ce6/people/A0841142.html>, he supported the candidacy of Louis IV </ce6/people/A0830386.html>, the Carolingian heir, after Raoul's death (936). Hugh hoped to rule through this weak king who had been raised in England. Louis IV attempted to increase his strength, however, and his reign was marked by warfare between king and vassal, in which Hugh, excommunicated (948) at the insistence of Louis, was forced to submit (950). Although Hugh never held the title of king, his vast possessions made him the virtual ruler of France.
Hugues married Hedwige (Hartwige) Princess Of The Germans, daughter of Heinrich I "The Fowler" King Of The Germans and Matilda Countess Of Ringelheim, before 14 Sep 938 in Mainz Oder, Ingelheim, Rhineland, Germany. (Hedwige (Hartwige) Princess Of The Germans was born about 922 in Of, , Saxony, Germany, died on 10 May 965 in , Aachen, Rheinland, Germany and was buried on 10 May 965.)