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.
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.
In the History of France, the country has been ruled by four dynasties of sovereigns and by five Republics. You will find the details of all these rulers in a chronological order.