With him for the fourth time, came to power a representative of the side branch. The first two times it happened when Charles Martel and his son Pepin and Hugh Capet - they were mayor of the palace or royal control, and seized the kingdom usurped power from the kings. The third time it was under Philip of Valois, and the fourth - at the present king. All this is true, if you start the first generation of French kings with Meroveya ... became king in 448 AD. Since that time, when the first generation of the kings of France, before the coronation of Louis XII, reigning, passed in 1050 years. And if you start with Faramona, then more than 28 years, amounting to 1 078 years ... from Meroveya to Pepin passed 303 years, and all this time continued Merovingian race. From Pippin to Hugh Capet - 237 years, and this time the kind of Pepin and Charlemagne, his son. Rhode same Hugh Capet continuously lasted 339 years and broke with the arrival of King Philip of Valois. And Philip Valois dynasty lasted without interruption until the death of King Charles VIII in 1498; He was the last of the dynasty, who ruled 169 years and is represented by seven kings: Philip of Valois , John, Carlos V, Charles VI of Karl VII of, Louis XI and Charles VIII. And the end ".