The Arms of the Kings of France

Roll of the Kings of France

These are the dates for their reign, beginning to end. There are some cases where the end of the reign was not the end of their life, so I give the death date if I know it. I have tried to give some indication (where I can) of how they died (or ended their reign.)
ab. = abdicated,  kib. = killed in battle, as. = assassinated, ex. = executed, dep = deposed

OK, here's the deal. The early years, when it wasn't really France per say, but the Frankish Empire, are INCREDIBLY CONFUSING if you're trying to work them down into one list, so I gave up trying. There are three lists, one for Austrasia, one for Burgundy, and one for Neustrasia, which can be found on the Ruling Nobles page. If you are looking for "French" between 500-751, look there. Also there is a vague idea of the area that each kingdom occupied (they fluctuated a lot).

Childeric ???-481
Clovis 482-511
Theuderic I 511-534
Theudebert I 534-548
Theudebald 548-555
Vast Confusion, see the rolls for the Kings of
Austrasia, Neustrasia and Burgundy
Pepin the Short 751-768 d. partition
Charlemagne 768-814 d. partition also Holy Roman Emperor 800-814
Louis I (the Pious) 814-840 d. partition also Holy Roman Emperor 816-840
Chaos and Confusion 840-843
Charles II
Eudes 888-898
Charles III 898-923
Robert I 922-923
Rodolphe 923-936
Louis IV 936-954
Lothaire 954-986
Louis V 986-987
Hugh (Capet) 987-996 d.
Robert II 996-1031 d.
Henri I 1031-1060 d.
Philippe I 1060-1108 d.
Louis VI 1108-1137 d.
Louis VII 1137-1180
Philippe II Auguste 1108-1223 as.
Louis VIII 1223-1226 d.
Louis IX 1226-1270 d.
Philippe III 1270-1285 d.
Philippe IV 1285-1314 d. Also King of Navarre 1305-1314
Also Count of Champagne 1305-1314
Louis X 1314-1316 d.
Also King of Navarre
Also Count of Champagne
Jean I 15-19 of November 1316 d.
Phillipe V 1316-1322 d.
Charles IV 1322-1328 d.
Philippe VI 1328-1350
Jean II 1350-1364 d.
Charles V 1384-1380 d.
Charles VI 1380-1422 d.
Charles VII 1422-1461 d.
Louis XI 1461-1488 d.
Charles VIII 1488-1498 d.
Louis XII 1498-1515 d.
Francois I 1515-1547 d.
Henri II 1547-1559 ass.
Francois II 1559-1560 d.
Charles IX 1560-1574 d.
Henri III 1574-1598 d. also Henryk, King of Poland 1573-1574 ab.
Henri IV (the Great) 1589-1610 ass. Also King of Navarre 1572-1610
Also Duke of Vendome


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