On This Day

What Happened in 987 AD

Historical Events

  • Jul 3 Hugh Capet (Hugh the Great) crowned King of the Franks
  • Jul 3 Hugh Capet, elected by the nobility and crowned as King of France
  • Dec 30 French King Hugo Capet crowns his son Robert the compassionate king

Famous People Who Died in 987 AD

  • May 21 Louis V, last Carlovingians King of France (966-987), dies
  • May 22 Louis V le Faineant, the Lazy, King of France (986-87), poisoned at 20