Rulers of France

Name Called Lived Reign
**From 800 to 987, France was ruled by the Holy Roman Emperors
France was up of many different kingdoms and areas until 800 when Charlemagne united many of them together and was crowned the first Holy Roman Emperor. Kings up until Charlemagne ruled areas of France, not the unified France that exists today, and so there could be many "kings" at the same time, one for each area of what is now known as France.
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Clodian   ???? 428-447
Merovich   c. 411-456 447-458
Childeric I   ???-481 458-482
Clovis I   c. 466-511 482-511
Childebert I   449-558 511-558
Clothaire I   497-561 558-562
Charibert   ???-567 562-567
Guntram   ???-593 561-593
Chilperic I   ???-584 561-584
Sigebert I   ???-575 562-575
Childebert II   570-596 575-596
Clothaire II   584-628 613-628
Dagobert I   602-638 628-638
Clovis II   633-656 638-656
Clothaire III   c. 652-668 656-668
Childeric II   ???-674 668-674
Dagobert II Saint Dagobert 652-678 674-678
Theuderic III   c. 652-6691 674-691
Clovis III   ???? 691-695
Childebert III   ???-711 695-711
Dagobert III   699-716 711-716
Chilperic II   ???-721 716-721
Theuderic IV   ???? 721-737
Interregnum 737-743
Childeric III   ???? 743-751
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Pepin I "The Elder" ???? 628-639*
Pepin II   ???? 687-714*
Charles Martel "The Hammer" ???? 714-741*
Carloman   ???? 741-747*
Pepin III "The Short" c. 714-768 747-768
Carloman   ???? 768-771
Charlemagne "Charles the Great" c. 742-814 771-814
Louis I "The Pious", "The Debonaire" 778-840 814-840
Louis II
Lothair I
Charles I
Joint Rulers   840-843
Charles I "The Bald" 823-877 843-877
Louis II "The Stammerer" 846-879 877-879
Louis III   c. 863-882 879-882
Carloman II   ???? 882-884
Charles II "The Fat" ???? 884-888
Odo (Eudes) Count of Paris ???? 888-898
Charles III "The Simple" 879-929 898-923
Robert I   ???-926 923-926
Rudolph Duke of Burgundy ???-954 936-954
Louis IV "Transmarinus", "The Foreigner" c. 921-954 954-986
Lothaire   941-986 986-987
Louis V "The Sluggard", "The Indolent" c. 966-987 986-987
 
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Hugh Capet   c. 939-996 987-996
Robert II "The Pious" c. 971-1031 996-1031
Henri I   c. 1011-1060 1031-1060
Philip I "The Amorous" 1052-1108 1060-1108
Louis VI "The Fat" 1081-1137 1108-1137
Louis VII "The Young", "The Lion" c. 1120-1180 1137-1180
Philip II "Philip Agustus" 1165-1223 1180-1223
Louis VIII "The Lion" 1187-1226 1223-1226
Louis IX Saint Louis 1214-1270 1226-1270
Philip III "The Bold" 1245-1285 1270-1285
Philip IV "The Fair" 1268-1314 1285-1314
Louis X "The Quarrelsome" 1289-1316 1314-1316
John I   ???? 1316
Philip V "The Tall" 1294-1322 1316-1322
Charles IV "The Fair" 1294-1328 1322-1328
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Philip VI "The Fortunate" 1293-1350 1328-1350
John II "The Good" ???? 1350-1364
Charles V "The Wise" 1337-1380 1364-1380
Charles VI "The Mad", "The Fool" 1368-1422 1380-1422
Charles VII "The Victorious" 1403-1461 1422-1461
Louis XI "The Spider" 1423-1483 1461-1483
Charles VIII "The Affable" 1470-1498 1483-1498
Louis XII "Father of the People" 1462-1515 1498-1515
Francois I   1494-1547 1515-1547
Henri II   1519-1559 1547-1559
Francois II   1544-1560 1559-1560
Catherine de Medici REGENT ???? 1560-1563
John II   ???? 1560-1574
Charles IX   1550-1574 1560-1574
Henri III   1551-1589 1574-1589
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Henri IV "The Great" 1553-1610 1589-1610
Marie de Medici REGENT ???? 1610-1617
Louis XIII C"The Well-Beloved" 1601-1643 1610-1643
Anne of Austria REGENT ???? 1643-1651
Louis XIV "Louis the Great", "The Sun King" 1638-1715 1643-1715
Philip of Orleans REGENT ???? 1715-1723
Louis XV "The Well-Beloved" 1710-1774 1715-1774
Louis XVI "The Beloved" 1754-1793 1774-1792
Louis XVII King in name only 1785-1795 ----
The First Republic 1774-1804
  Napoleon I (Bonaparte) EMPEROR 1769-1821 1804-1814
  Napoleon II EMPEROR ???? 1814
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Louis XVIII   1755-1824 1814-1824
Charles X   1757-1836 1824-1830
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Louis Philippe "The Citizen King" 1773-1850 1830-1848
The Second Republic 1848-1852
  Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte PRESIDENT 1808-1873 1848-1852
  Napoleon III EMPEROR 1808-1873 1852-1870

* = Mayor of the palace, not a true king

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