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Robert II the Pious
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King Robert in a painting by Merry Joseph Blondel
King of the Franks
Co-reign
Solo-reign
30 December 987 – 24 October 996;
24 October 996 – 20 July 1031
Coronation 30 December 987
Predecessor Hugh
Successor Henry I
Born 27 March 972
Orléans, France
Died 20 July 1031(1031-07-20) (aged 59)
Melun, France
Burial Saint Denis Basilica, Paris, France
Spouse Rozala of Italy
Bertha of Burgundy
Constance of Arles
Issue Hedwig, Countess of Nevers
Hugh Magnus
Henry I of France
Adela, Countess of Flanders
Robert I, Duke of Burgundy
House House of Capet
Father Hugh Capet
Mother Adelaide of Aquitaine

Robert II (27 March 972 – 20 July 1031), called the Pious (French: le Pieux) or the Wise (French: le Sage), was King of the Franks from 996 to 1031. He was born in Orléans to Hugh Capet and Adelaide of Aquitaine. Robert distinguished himself with an extraordinarily long reign for the time. His 35-year-long reign was marked by his attempts to expand the royal domain by any means, especially by his long struggle to gain the Duchy of Burgundy. His policies earned him many enemies, including three of his sons. He was also known for his difficult marriages: he married three times, annulling two of these and attempting to annul the third, prevented only by the Pope's refusal to accept a third annulment.

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