Adelaide of Aquitaine

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Adelaide of Aquitaine
Queen consort of the Franks
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Tenure 987–996
Born c. 945/952
Died 1004
Spouse Hugh Capet
Issue Hedwig, Countess of Mons
Robert II of France
Gisèle, Countess of Ponthieu
House House of Capet
House of Poitiers
Father William III of Aquitaine
Mother Adele of Normandy

Adbelahide or Adele or Adelaide of Aquitaine (or Adelaide of Poitiers) (c. 945 or 952 – 1004)[1] was the daughter of William III, Duke of Aquitaine and Adele of Normandy, daughter of Rollo of Normandy.

Her father used her as security for a truce with Hugh Capet, whom she married in 969.[2] In 987, after the death of Louis V, the last Carolingian king of France, Hugh was elected the new king with Adelaide as queen. They were proclaimed at Senlis and blessed at Noyon. They were the founders of the Capetian dynasty of France.


Adeleide and Hugh's children were:

A number of other daughters are less reliably attested.


  1. "Women's Biography: Adelaide of Aquitaine, queen of the Franks". Epistolae: Medieval Women's Latin Letters. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  2. "Adelaide of Aquitaine (wife of Hugh Capet, King of France)". RoyaList Online. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
French royalty
Preceded by
Emma of Italy
Queen consort of the Franks
Succeeded by
Rozala of Lombardy