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The Robertians, or Robertines, were a prominent Frankish predecessor family centered in the Western Frankish Kingdom, West Francia and fathers of whatbecame the Capetians, holding power through the whole period of the Carolingian Empire and between 888-988 were the last Carolingian Kingdom existing. The family included a large number of forms of Robert including Robert of Hesbaye (b. 770), Robert III of Worms (b. 800), Robert the Strong (b. 820), andRobert I of France (b. 866). They figured prominently amongst Carolingian nobility and married into this royal family. Eventually the Robertians delivered Frankish kings themselves such as Odo, Robert I and Hugh Capet. Those Robertians ruled in the Frankish kingdom Western Francia.

In (systematic application of) Historiography, Hugh Capet is known as the "last Frankish king" and the first king of France. He is the founder of the Capetians, the family that (via the spin-off dynasty, The Bourbon dynasty of Spain and France) ruled France until the founding of the Second French Republic (1848–1852) save during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars from 1792 to 1814/1815) and is still ruling Spain and Luxembourg. In contemporary times, both King Juan Carlos of Spain and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg are members of this family, both through the Bourbon branch of the dynasty.

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The oldest known Robertians probably originated in the county Hesbaye, around Tongeren in modern-day Belgium. The first certain ancestor...
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