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Who was the first king of Modern France?

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Answer #1 | 11/02 2014 06:55
Robert Capet
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Answer #2 | 11/02 2014 07:00
Define modern. However, the first man to be styled King of France (as opposed to the earlier King of the Franks) was Philip II aka Philip Augustus, who reigned 1180 - 1223.
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Answer #3 | 11/02 2014 20:37
The vast majority of academic historians recognize Hugh Capet (ruled 987 to 996) as the first King of France.
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Answer #4 | 11/02 2014 08:38
Since when did France become modern is a debatable point.
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Answer #5 | 11/02 2014 06:59
Depends on what you mean by modern France. France was a collection of duchies all through the middle ages. Burgundy was largely independent of France literally up until the end of the 15th Century. I would say Louis XII (Ruled 1492-1515) would be the first King of a United France.
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