Hugh the Great was a Duke of the Franks and count of Paris.
936 – Hugh was in possession of nearly all the region between the Loire and the Seine.
– He took a very active part in bringing Louis IV (d’Outremer) from the Kingdom of England.
– Hugh married Hedwige of Saxony, a daughter of Henry the Fowler of Germany and Matilda of Ringelheim.
948 – At the council of Ingelheim, Hugh was condemned, under pain of excommunication, to make reparation to Louis.
950 – The powerful vassal became reconciled with his suzerain and restored Laon.
953 – New difficulties arose, and peace was not finally concluded.
On the death of Louis IV, Hugh was one of the first to recognize Lothair as his successor.
955 – His expedition to take possession of Aquitaine was unsuccessful.
– Giselbert, duke of Burgundy, acknowledged himself his vassal and betrothed his daughter to Hugh’s son Otto.
956 – Hugh became master of the duchy but died soon afterwards, on the 16th or 17th of June.