Person:Hugh Magnus of France (1)

Hugh "The Grand" _____, of France
b.1007 France
d.17 Sep 1025
m. Abt 1003
  1. Alix de FranceAbt 1003 - Aft 1063
  2. Hugh "The Grand" _____, of France1007 - 1025
  3. Henri Ier de France1008 - 1060
  4. Adèle de France1009 - 1079
  5. Robert Ier de Bourgogne1011 - 1076
  6. Eudo _____, Bishop of Auxerre1013 - 1054
  7. Constance _____, of France1014 - 1042
m. 1007
Facts and Events
Name Hugh "The Grand" _____, of France
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1007 FranceHouse of Capet
Marriage 1007 Contractto Hermengastin France, [Queen of]
Death[1] 17 Sep 1025
Burial? St Corneillier, Compiaegne, Flandres
Reference Number? Q715972?

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Hugh Magnus (1007 – 17 September 1025) was co-King of France under his father, Robert II, from 1017 until his death in 1025. He was a member of the House of Capet, a son of Robert II by his third wife, Constance of Arles.

The first Capetian King of France, Hugh Capet, had ensured his family's succession to the throne by having his son, Robert II, crowned and accepted as King during his own lifetime; father and son had ruled together as King thenceforth until Hugh Capet's death. Robert II, when his son was old enough, determined to do the same. Hugh Magnus was thus crowned King of France on 9/19 June 1017, and thenceforth ruled beside his father. However, when older, he rebelled against Robert.

Hugh died, perhaps of a fall from his horse, at Compiègne in 1025/1026 while preparing a rebellion against his father, aged around 18 years old.[1]

Rodulfus Glaber was fulsome in his praise of the young king, writing: "My pen cannot express all of the great and good qualities that he all things he was better than the best. No elegy can ever equal his merits."

As a King of France, he would be numbered Hugh II; however, he is rarely referred to as such as he predeceased his father.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Hugh Magnus of France, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Hugues III, Roi de France, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.