Coat of Arms of France

The Kings of France (as opposed to the Kings of Francia) are generally dated from the rule of Hugh I Capet.

From this point forward, despite occasional succession crises the crown has been kept within the various branches of the Capet dynasty, though Salian law was abandoned in the mid-12th century.

The title of King of Francia is still occasionally used. More often the title Duke of Orleans is used, mainly to avoid confrontation with the other French realms that do not consider the Kings of France their overlord.

House of Capet
Monarch Portrait Dates of Rule
Hugh I Capet Hugh I France (The Kalmar Union).png (987-996)
Robert II Robert II France (The Kalmar Union).png (996-1031)
Henry I Henry I France (The Kalmar Union).png (1031-1060)
Philip I Philip I France (The Kalmar Union).png (1060-1108)
Louis VI Louis VI France (The Kalmar Union).png (1108-1137)
Philip II Philip II France (The Kalmar Union).png (1137-1145)
Robert III (1145-1147)
Adele (1147-1154)
Simon (1154-1156)


Robert IV (1156-1170)
Louis VII (1170-1181)
Charles IV (1181-1201)
John I (1201-1210)
Charles V Charles V (The Kalmar Union).png (1210-1225)
Louis VIII (1225-1229)
Philip III (1229-1258)
Catherine I Catherine I France (The Kalmar Union).png (1258-1264)
House of Capet (Orleanais)
Monarch Portrait Dates of Rule
Louis IX Louis of Burgundy.jpg (1264-1302)
Louis X MariaofBrabantMarriage.jpg (1302-1328)
Louis XI Phil6france.jpg (1328-1359)
Hugh II Philip V of France.jpg (1359-1364)
John II Karel V van Frankrijk.jpg (1364-1388)
Philip IV Couronnement de Charles VI le Bien-Aimé.jpg (1388-1414)
House of Capet (Berry)
Monarch Portrait Dates of Rule
John III LouisOrlean ChristinaPisan.jpg (1414-1453)
Louis XII Jorg Breu Sr Tournament.jpg (1453-1482)
House of Capet (Orleanais)
Monarch Portrait Dates of Rule
Henry II Bataille d'Agnadel.jpg (1482-1519)
John IV John IV of France (The Kalmar Union).png (1519-1548)
Louis XIII Anjou 1570Louvre.jpg (1548-1591)
Henry III Full length portrait painting of Gaston of France, Duke of Orléans in 1634 by Anthony van Dyck (Musée Condé).jpg (1591-1619)
Charles VI Charles VI France (The Kalmar Union).png (1619-1647)
Charles VII Charles VII France (The Kalmar Union).png (1647-1690)
Charles VIII Charles VIII France (The Kalmar Union).png (1690-1702)
Catherine II Marie Adélaïde of Savoy as depicted circa 1697 (wearing Fleur-de-lis as Duchess of Burgundy) by a member of the École Française.jpg (1702-1735)
House of Capet-Darmstadt
Monarch Portrait Dates of Rule
Charles IX Louis d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans (1703-1752) wearing the Orders of the Holy Spirit and the Golden Fleece after Sophie Rochard.jpg (1735-1759)
Louis XIV Louis-Philippe1.jpg (1759-1802)
Louis XV (1802-1834)
Charles X (1834-1866)
Charles XI (1866-1887)
John V 572px-Comte d'Artois, later Charles X of France, by Henri Pierre Danloux.jpg (1887-1925)
Charles XII Ferdinand Phillipe, duc de Chartres, futur duc d'Orléans, en uniforme de hussard.jpg (1925-1973)
Charles XIII 503px-Antonio, Duke of Galliera.jpg (1973-)
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