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Kings, Emperors and Presidents of France Part 3 : The Capetian dynasty and the Valois.

With the death of Louis V, the last Carolingian ruler, his dynasty ended. It is the beginning of the Capetian Dynasty, which will be divided into several houses ( or branches ) : The direct Capetian ( main branch ), the Valois and the Bourbons. The Valois are themselves divided into smaller branches, the d’Orléans and the Angoulême. Continue reading Kings, Emperors and Presidents of France Part 3 : The Capetian dynasty and the Valois.

Kings, Emperors of France Part 2 : The Carolingien dynasty

After Childéric III was dethroned by Pépin le Bref ( translated by Pepin the Short ) in AD 751, the Carolingian dynasty took the crown of France. He had no claim to the throne so he needed the support of the Catholic Church which he won with the Pope Zacharie. Childéric died in the Saint-Denis Abbey in 768.

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